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Classic Wilted Lettuce Salad Recipe

Classic Wilted Lettuce Salad Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Classic Wilted Lettuce Salad

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480man User ID: 8452697 229696
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2015

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

NavyJ User ID: 8256989 220368
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

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

lizabeeh User ID: 7551472 43124
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."

rebleboy User ID: 8018410 17422
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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