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Salad topped with fried egg ... where?

ipsedixit Oct 15, 2010 11:32 AM

Looking for recommendations for a salad (warm or not) that's topped with a fried egg.

Don't care if it's spinach, lentils, romaine, etc. Just want it to be good, and topped with a fried egg.



  1. Servorg Oct 15, 2010 11:52 AM

    Most salads that come with an egg (for instance at Waterloo and City in Mar Vista their Caesar) do a poached egg. That said, W&C does a smoked salmon terrine with a fried egg on top so I can't imagine that would turn you down if you asked them to substitute the fried egg for the poached.

    Waterloo and City
    12517 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066

    1. b
      Bradbury Oct 15, 2010 12:02 PM

      A classic frisee aux lardons typically comes with a fried (or at least poached or basted) egg on top; I had a great one at Father's Office a couple years ago but not sure if it's on their menu year-round.

      1. westsidegal Oct 15, 2010 01:00 PM

        served only at their sunday brunch,
        go to cafe del rey
        grilled asparagus salad wild mushrooms, fried egg, reggiano, black truffle vinaigrette

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        1. re: westsidegal
          ipsedixit Oct 15, 2010 03:32 PM

          Whoa, that sounds great. Is it still offered even though we are not in asparagus season?

          1. re: ipsedixit
            goodhealthgourmet Oct 15, 2010 03:58 PM

            CDR is pretty good about keeping their online menu current, and it is listed on the website right now...but i'm sure WG can confirm for you since she's their official CH ambassador :)

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet
              ipsedixit Oct 15, 2010 04:03 PM

              No doubt.

              Not doubting w'gal, just wondering how CDR is sourcing their asparagus.

              1. re: ipsedixit
                westsidegal Oct 18, 2010 04:45 PM

                dunno their source, all i know is that they still offered it as of a couple of weeks ago or so.

                1. re: westsidegal
                  ipsedixit Oct 18, 2010 04:54 PM

                  Gracias for the followup.

        2. j
          JE33 Oct 15, 2010 02:50 PM

          have had the frisee/poached egg on salad @ comme ca and it was fine, although not especially complicated...my wife ordered a similar salad at church & state and loved it...once in a while i've had asparagus w/fried egg (usually duck eggs) but only as a special and i would have to stretch to call it a salad...i don't know anyone who has that on their everyday menu

          1. Jordan Oct 15, 2010 10:30 PM

            Mike & Anne's, in South Pasadena, does a very nice version of salad Lyonnaise (frisee, endive, lardons, poached egg) for dinner.

            Mike & Anne's
            1040 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

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            1. re: Jordan
              ipsedixit Oct 16, 2010 11:02 AM

              Indeed it does, but I need a fried egg.

              Thanks anyhow.

            2. monku Oct 16, 2010 08:33 PM

              Suggestion....go to your favorite salad place and ask them to put a fried egg on top.

              1. j
                Jwsel Oct 16, 2010 09:57 PM

                I've had an excellent frisee salad at Chaya downtown, but it may be seasonal, served during the winter. I don't recall it being on the menu the other night.

                Also, when I last went to Animal, they had a fantastic asparagus dish with bacon and poached egg. It was so good that it was only dish that we asked to have a second of.

                525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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                1. re: Jwsel
                  ipsedixit Oct 17, 2010 11:04 AM


                  But ... poached egg =/= fried egg

                2. s
                  schmoopy Oct 16, 2010 10:19 PM

                  Stop the presses... we just returned from an evening at A Restaurant in Newport Beach where we had an Heirloom Spinach Salad topped with a fried egg. It was accompanied by a small tureen of bacon vinaigrette which was the best we've ever had. And to top that, the spinach leaves were dressed with a light sprinkling of truffle oil. The entire combination of fried egg, bacon vinaigrette, and truffle oil was beyond compare. Highly, highly recommended.

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                  1. re: schmoopy
                    ipsedixit Oct 17, 2010 11:05 AM

                    Thanks. That does sound great.

                    1. re: ipsedixit
                      RobertLA Oct 18, 2010 09:20 AM

                      Try Vermont Restaurant in Los Feliz....the frisee salad with the poached egg, bacon, is delicious!

                  2. f
                    foodie21 Oct 18, 2010 05:23 PM

                    How about a frisee salad on a bricoche bun with lardons and a fried egg? I've had it twice and it was delicious both times. Get it from the Lardon Truck. You can find out where they're at www.getyourlardon.com.

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                    1. re: foodie21
                      ipsedixit Oct 18, 2010 07:06 PM

                      That's a great find. Thanks very much.

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