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Old-Fashioned Wilted Lettuce Recipe

"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. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup ceder vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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


  • 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.

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