Classic Wilted Lettuce Salad Recipe
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Classic Wilted Lettuce Salad Recipe

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"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!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 bacon strips, cut up
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 green onions with tops, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 to 10 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 1 hard-cooked large egg, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 118 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. To the hot drippings, add the vinegar, water, onions, sugar, salt and pepper, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Place lettuce in a salad bowl; immediately pour dressing over and toss lightly. Top with egg. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Wilted Lettuce in Reminisce Extra April 1993, p47

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2015

"Grew up eating very similar but you forgot to throw in some slice and fried new potatoes."

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"Very easy & delicious recipe! I added an additional hard boiled egg as we like them."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"And what are we supposed to do with the bacon? Logically, I can figure it out, but you didn't include it in your instructions."

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"Very good for a summer or hot day. Last a while ,for one person. My grandmother has made this for me when I was a kid."

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