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 6minutes
Cook Time 2minutes
Total Time 8minutes
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.