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Old-Fashioned Wilted Lettuce Recipe

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"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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup ceder vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 head medium head iceberg lettuce or 1 bunch leaf lettuce, torn
  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, vinegar, salt and pepper until smooth; set aside. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain, reserving drippings.
  2. Whisk egg mixture into drippings. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.
  3. In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, onion and bacon. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Wilted Lettuce in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p45

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