Wilted Lettuce

Wilted Lettuce Recipe

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Debra Schweikert


My Mom used to make wilted lettuce about once a week. She just combined vinegar, sugar and water. I found this recipe and the addition of the dry mustard is a nice addition.


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10 Min
15 Min


  • 6
    slices of bacon
  • 1 large
    head of leaf or boston lettuce
  • 1
    medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 dash(es)

How to Make Wilted Lettuce


  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, fry bacon slices until crisp.
  2. Drain and discard all but 1/4 cup of the bacon drippings; return the drippings to the skillet.
  3. Meanwhile, into a salad bowl, tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Crumble bacon and add to lettuce with the onion slices, tossing until well mixed.
  5. Stir the remaining ingredients into bacon drippings and heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat and pour over lettuce mixture, tossing until lettuce is slightly wilted and coated with dressing.

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Course/Dish: Lettuce Salads
Hashtag: #lettuce

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