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 accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.
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