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April 08, 2011

Wilted "Killed" Lettuce

Mom fixed this a lot when we were growing up because we all loved it. It is best in the spring when the lettuce is tender and mild. Serve with a big pan of cornbread

Serves 4
Prep time: 8 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes


  • 4 cups leaf lettuce, washed and torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    Heat oil in a heavy skillet until slightly smoking. Meanwhile combine remaining ingredients in a heat proof serving bowl. Mix well. When oil is hot pour it over the salad and stir to coat all the greens.

    Terri's Tips:

  • Be careful when pouring the hot oil over the salad greens, it will pop and sizzle. Wear a long oven mit
  • Serve right away

    Make it your own:

    Use a flavored vinegar (cilantro, dill, etc.)
    Add grape tomatoes before or after wilting

  • Posted by terri at April 8, 2011 02:32 AM