Winterfell Acres

Brooklyn, WI

A woman and mother-led CSA farm dedicated to growing nutrient dense and organic vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs.

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!