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Wilted Lettuce

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"'WHEN we were kids, my sister and I would prepare the freshly picked lettuce for this salad, rinsing it several times and carefully drying it. As we did so, we quibbled about the portions we'd each have. Somehow, it seems she always managed to get more!'"
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Ingredients

15 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from the heat. Stir in vinegar, water, onions, sugar, salt and pepper; stir until sugar is dissolved. Place lettuce in a salad bowl; immediately pour dressing over and toss lightly. Garnish with eggs. Serve immediately.

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Most helpful positive review

It was pretty good but.... DO NOT pour the vinegar, water, etc. in the hot bacon grease. The recipe says to remove from heat but it should say let cool about 5 minutes at least. I let it cool ...

Most helpful critical review

I had been looking forward to trying this recipe for a long time, but I was really disappointed. I wasn't even able to finish my salad. The mix of flavors just wasn't for me, I guess.

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It was pretty good but.... DO NOT pour the vinegar, water, etc. in the hot bacon grease. The recipe says to remove from heat but it should say let cool about 5 minutes at least. I let it cool ...

I think in order to make this wilted you need to keep it warm. I always cook the bacon on a low setting and then remove the pan from the burner & add the liquids. This recipe is just the mixtu...

Absolutely delicious. I did not put the eggs on the salad, due to time constraint.... but the rest was wonderful. Just the right amount of tartness balanced with the sweetness from the small a...

Our family devoured this. I used white wine vinegar instead of the regular. I used it for the lettuce I picked from my garden (I had a lot!). It tastes very close to spinach salad.

have eaten wilted lettuce my entire life but I've never prepared it myself....This turned out wonderful.

I will make this tonight! It sounds just like my Mom's recipe! I have memories of picking the lettuce while mom cooked the bacon. Tonight, my boys can pick the lettuce.

I had been looking forward to trying this recipe for a long time, but I was really disappointed. I wasn't even able to finish my salad. The mix of flavors just wasn't for me, I guess.

I omitted the onions because my mother never made this with onions. I liked this, but my picky family did not.