Wilted Iceberg Lettuce Recipe
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Wilted Iceberg Lettuce Recipe

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MY Father’s Mother made this a grandchildren’s favorite, a dish she brought with her from Czechoslovakia. This hot salad is a good choice to accompany a hearty meat entrée, such as roasts, chops or steaks.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/4 cups) equals 172 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 371 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Place lettuce in a large salad bowl; set aside. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  2. Saute onion in drippings over medium heat until tender. Stir in flour until blended; cook and stir until lightly browned. Combine the water, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper; gradually stir into onion mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1 minute longer or until thickened.
  3. Pour hot dressing over lettuce; toss to coat. Top with bacon and serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Wilted Iceberg Lettuce in Reminisce April/May 2007, p48

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