Old-Fashioned Wilted Lettuce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
"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.


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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 163 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 365mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.