I’ve often heard of and enjoyed wilted spinach salads, where the greens are almost cooked by a hot bacon dressing. Only once do I remember someone mentioning a wilted lettuce salad. I think it was one of the dispatchers when I worked for a charter airline. He said it was something his mother used to make – part of their German heritage.
We had a lot of lettuce in the fridge and I thought I would try this out, using the hot bacon dressing from my spinach salad recipe . Everything tastes better with bacon, right?
5 slices bacon
1 head lettuce, washed & torn into pieces
2 green onions
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup cider vinegar
Fry bacon until crisp
Drain on paper towel, reserving 2 T. drippings
In a large bowl, combine l ettuceand onions
Combine reserved bacon drippings with remaining ingredients
Heat just to boiling, pour over lettuce; toss lightly
Garnish with crumbled bacon, serve immediately
Serves 4 -8
An American food blogger living in Poznan, Poland.