Wilted Lettuce/Spinach Salad

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by MissPrissy, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    6 slices bacon
    1 tbsp sugar
    1/4 cup vinegar
    2 tbsp water
    salt and pepper to taste
    Lettuce and/or Spinach (I usually use a whole head of romain and a good handful of baby spinach leaves.)

    Cut bacon into small pieces and fry until crisp.

    Reserve about 2 - 3 tablespoons bacon grease and add all ingredients to the pan except the greens.

    Bring to a boil and cook for about 1 - 2 minutes.

    Add lettuce, remove from heat. Toss lettuce in the pan coating well the pan dressing. They will begin to wilt. Give them time to wilt down in the hot dressing.

    Serve immediately.

    If you like green onion you can chop one or two stalks and add them to the drippings and let them begin to wilt before adding the other ingredients.

    Also if you boil some eggs those are nice sliced and served on the side.

    I really like this recipe best in the summer just before lettuce starts to bolt. Something about a mix of greens and some othem going slightly bitter makes my mouth water for more. Last summer I easily made this one every day for lunch for weeks at a time.
     
  2. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Haven't heard of wilted lettuce in years and years. This recipe is awesome!!!!
     
  3. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    MP, that is exactly the one! My Granma and Mother makes is once in a while with the spinach. Absolutely ove it![​IMG]
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    yum!! thanks so much I cannot wait to fix this again. It has been way too many years. [​IMG]
     
  5. charmed one

    charmed one Show Me State Gal

    Miss Prissy..What kind of vinegar do you use?
     
  6. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    My Mom used cider vinegar.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    One of my favorite salads. I especially like making it when I've got leaf lettuce from the garden in the spring.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:You can use either but I use white for this recipe.

    Katy - me too!
     
  9. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    My mom always makes wilted lettuce and serves it over potatoes.

    It a family favorite here.
     
  10. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I LOVE Wilted Spinach Salad. I love the original dressing but one day I wanted something different and added a tablespoon of Spicy Brown mustard and stirred it up , poured it over the spinach and OH Man! It was really good.
     

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