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Old-Fashioned Wilted Lettuce

"'I remember my grandmother making this wonderful 'wilted' salad with leaf lettuce from her garden and serving it with a creamy dressing,' recalls Rose Shawyer of Otterbein, Indiana."
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. In a small bowl, beat eggs, milk, vinegar, salt and pepper until smooth; set aside. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain, reserving drippings; reduce heat under skillet to medium. Whisk egg mixture into drippings; cook and stir until thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Place lettuce, onion and bacon in a large salad bowl. Pour dressing over and toss well. Serve immediately.

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This is JUST like my grandma makes it. And what do you know, we are from southern Indiana!! It tasted great! NO changes need to be made. I'm so glad I found this recipe, now I can make it fo...

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It was ok but not wonderful. I added some crushed red peppers to pep it up a little. i guess I am not sure about the creamy dressing part of it all. I have never had it that why before.

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This is JUST like my grandma makes it. And what do you know, we are from southern Indiana!! It tasted great! NO changes need to be made. I'm so glad I found this recipe, now I can make it fo...

I grew up with this dish and in southern Indiana it was always a summer favorite. So glad to have found it as I wasnt quite sure how to make it. I'll make it this weekend. Thanks Sharon for th...

I made this without the bacon and poured it over spinach instead. It was still great.

Wilted Lettuce brings back wonderful childhood memories of my grandma. When I saw this recipe came from Indiana I knew I had to try it. It was delicious - the only thing I changed was the lett...

I was looking for a wilted lettuce recipe that my Grandmother always made when I was growing up and I loved. I saw many available on this and other sites but they all called for white sugar and ...

This recipe is so easy and delicious. I wasn't sure about the recipe when I first read it but the bacon really helps add flavor. The better quality the bacon the better off you'll be. We used be...

This is my favorite side dish for the holidays!! Of course we add more bacon & eggs...you can never have too much of that!!

It was ok but not wonderful. I added some crushed red peppers to pep it up a little. i guess I am not sure about the creamy dressing part of it all. I have never had it that why before.

We enjoyed this. It's not a 5-star type recipe in my opinion. But it was simple and tasty. I served it with poached eggs and crusty bread. Nice summer dinner.