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Killed Lettuce and Onion

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars

"Growing up in the North Carolina mountains, everyone knew what killed lettuce was and how to fix it. This is my mom's recipe, and it is very simple and basic. In the south it is usually served with pinto beans and cornbread."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 144 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Place the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Add the chopped green onions to the bacon grease; cook and stir for about a minute or until the onions reach your desired tenderness. Pour the onions and bacon grease over the lettuce and toss lightly. Crumble the bacon and add it to the lettuce. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 144 calories; 12.7 g fat; 3.2 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; 19 mg cholesterol; 255 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I grew up with a different version of this recipe and we still enjoy it. First of all it's much easier to cut the bacon into small pieces before you fry it. It takes less time and cooks evenly...

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'Wilted Lettuce" as I know it, has has been a family favorite for as long as I can remmeber( i'm 46 now). My grand mother who has now long passed away, could not wait til "leaf Lettuce" was in...

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I grew up with a different version of this recipe and we still enjoy it. First of all it's much easier to cut the bacon into small pieces before you fry it. It takes less time and cooks evenly...

'Wilted Lettuce" as I know it, has has been a family favorite for as long as I can remmeber( i'm 46 now). My grand mother who has now long passed away, could not wait til "leaf Lettuce" was in...

Similar to a brussel sprout recipe I found on here a while back but this is just bland. It got considerably better with the addition of salt, pepper & hot sauce.

I'm from WV and we also called it killed lettuce, it must be a regional thing, lol...it's wonderful with Pinto beans, cornbread and fried potatoes.....

I grew up in Southern Missouri where we always ate "Wilted" lettuce...had the same ingredients, but you heat the bacon grease to a very hot temperature in the skillet and add about 1/4 cup water...

I also grew up eating this. Many people hear how its made and cringe.....then they try it and love it. It is my favorite side ever!!!

I'm from eastern Kentucky and this is exactly how my mom always made this, the only difference is we called it wilted greens, I'm gonna make this for my wife tonight she has never had it so she ...

I grew up in Tenn and my grandmother made this all the time. We ate ours with white bread. You definitely have to add salt and pepper. I just cut up the bacon, fry it, and pour directly over ...

I have made this recipe, but used dandelion greens in the spring before the flower blooms. After the flower blooms, the greens are bitter. I got go to the country where there are no dogs and...