Mom's Alabama Wilted Lettuce

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

This is the way my mom always made wilted lettuce- she learned it from her mother's mother, Grandma Gallimore, who lived in Mobile, Alabama in 1924.

serves 6 to 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 sm
    heads boston or iceberg lettuce,torn or cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 2 sm
    zucchini, sliced or diced
  • 1 md
    tomato, cut in pieces, optional
  • 4 lg
    hard boiled eggs, cut up
  • 8 slice
    bacon
  • 1/2 c
    wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar,not packed
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    each black pepper and paprika
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How To Make

  • 1
    Put lettuce, onion, eggs,zucchini and tomato in a large salad bowl. Set aside. Cook bacon in a heavy skillet over medium heat, turning until crisp, about 5 minutes. Place on newspaper(paper towels) to drain and pour off all but 2 Tablespoons of grease from the skillet. Add vinegar, and sugar to grease and cook over low flame, stirring until sugar dissolves.Stir in cream, salt, pepper and paprika, then boil until thickened slightly, about 2 minutes.
  • 2
    Pour hot mixture over salad and toss to coat well. Season with salt and pepper to taste, if needed, Crumble bacon over top. This is- To die for!
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