Winterfell Acres

Brooklyn, WI

A woman-led CSA farm dedicated to bringing you fresh, local and organically grown vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs in three share sizes to fit your eating and cooking goals.

Sautéed Radicchio with Bacon Drippings

Everything is better with bacon. Thank you Alton Brown.


1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup cider vinegar

2 T bacon drippings (make two slices of bacon and save the grease- eat bacon)

1 T dark brown sugar

1 T mustard (the kind you put on brats and burgers)

1 t salt

1 t pepper

2 heads radicchio, quartered 


In a small non-reactive (glass or ceramic) bowl combine all ingredients except radicchio. Whisk until emulsion is formed and reserve at room temperature.

Place quartered radicchio on a hot grill or grill pan. Cook on each side for about 2 minutes. You are looking for slightly wilted edges. 

Remove from the grill and place on a plate. Cover with a stainless steel bowl and all steam to continue cooking radicchio for 5 minutes.

Drizzle vinaigrette over wedges and serve!