A southern classic, wilted lettuce salad was the way grandmothers used to make do with what they had but the combination of bacon grease (yes that's what I said), vinegar, and sugar makes the most divine dressing served warm over greens.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 6 minutesminutes
Cook Time 2 minutesminutes
Total Time 8 minutesminutes
Author Rachel Ballard
5slicesof baconcooked crisp and crumbled
1/4cupbacon drippingsyou can get rid of the rest of it
6-8cupstorn lettuce pieces (I use mixed greensbut anything will work except Romaine)
1hard boiled eggdiced
Once you have cooked your bacon and drained all but 1/4 cup bacon drippings from your skillet, return the pan to low heat and add the vinegar, water, sugar, green onions, salt and pepper and stir to dissolve the sugar--about 1 minute.
Heat the dressing until very warm but not boiling and turn off the heat.
Pour the dressing over your lettuce and toss well.