Wilted Lettuce Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Wilted Lettuce Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Wilted Lettuce Salad

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"This wilted salad is lightly coated with a delectable warm dressing."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove from skillet, crumble and set aside.
  2. To the hot bacon drippings, add the vinegar, lemon juice, sugar and pepper. Stir over medium heat until hot.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce and green onions. Add the warm dressing and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle with bacon and serve.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 18, 2003

This recipe sounded exactly like the one I remember from years ago . . . only I remembered sliced radishes in the salad. So, I added radishes. It was wonderful! One note, however. A head of leaf lettuce comes in different sizes, and some bacon will render more grease than other bacon. Adjust the quantities accordingly. You want the lettuce sufficiently coated so it will wilt, but not drown in the dressing. Also, make sure your lettuce is completely dry.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 24, 2012

I was really looking forward to trying out this recipe, unfortunately, when I added the vinegar and lemon juice (I had mixed them together) to the hot bacon drippings, in the pan, the whole thing exploded in my face. I had taken the pan off of the cook top and as I poured the vinegar/lemon juice into the drippings the contents of the pan began to splatter and pop. I stopped pouring, I had only poured about half of the vinegar/lemon juice into the pan, and quickly rushed the pan over to my kitchen sink to contain the splatters and pops. Once the pan was in the sink the contents exploded in my face. Thankfully, I managed to close my eyes but the hand that was still holding the the pan handle got burned pretty bad. After cleaning up I reread the directions to this recipe and it says to add the vinegar, lemon juice, sugar and pepper to the "hot bacon drippings". Am I the only person this has happened to? I read the least favorable reviews, on this recipe, and no one else mentions this occurring.

 
Oct 07, 2003

THANKS!!! I had this salad twice, when I was 16. My grandmother made it, and I haven't been able to reproduce it since. I've been looking EVERYwhere for a recipe for this salad! It's so wonderful. Thanks :):)

 
Jul 15, 2003

I tried this recipe for Easter dinner. I used the dressing with spinach instead of lettuce...used 1/2# of bacon to about 3 cups of spinach and one recipe of dressing. Turned out wonderful..everyone wanted the recipe. There wasn't a bit left over!

 
May 17, 2003

This was good, but use plenty of bacon...otherwise, it can be a little bland. The ingrediants are a wonderful blend, though!

 
May 17, 2003

this one is very good. I have also added sliced hard boiled eggs.

 
Mar 15, 2010

I was thrilled to find this recipe, my mother made wilted lettuce all my life and I could not remember the vinegar/sugar ratio. She used regular white vinegar, sugar, no lemon juice....crumbled the bacon reserving the drippings pouring off grease a bit. She then added the vinegar and spices and simmered just a bit, then poured it over the torn lettuce (she just used iceberg back then, a bit of sliced onion and no radish) Then she covered the salad with a dinner plate to "wilt" the lettuce....It was delicious...and just reading the recipe has the juices flowing and a smile on my face! Thanks for whisking me back 45 years

 
Jan 22, 2003

Delicious! just like mom used to make. I must have had more lettuce than called for, I think it could have used more dressing. My kids would'nt touch it but they are too young to appreciate it.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 124 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.1 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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