Wilted Lettuce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
"Here's an easy, old-fashioned salad that makes for a different-tasting side dish," writes Jennie Wilburn of Long Creek, Oregon. "You can use less bacon drippings to cut down on the fat."


  • 8 cups torn leaf lettuce or spinach
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced into rings
  • 3 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 hard-boiled large egg, chopped


  1. Place lettuce and onion in a large salad bowl; set aside. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp (do not drain). Stir in vinegar, water, salt and pepper. Pour over lettuce and toss gently until well coated. Top with egg. Serve immediately.