wilted lettuce salad
Wilted Lettuce Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
This classic Southern salad is served warm with a hot dressing made with the fresh bacon drippings, slightly wilting the greens and leaving lots of flavor.
wilted lettuce salad
Wilted Lettuce Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
This classic Southern salad is served warm with a hot dressing made with the fresh bacon drippings, slightly wilting the greens and leaving lots of flavor.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon until extra crispy, then set aside to cool and drain.
  2. Toss the lettuce with the green onions in a large mixing bowl. Crumble the bacon over the salad.
  3. Add the sugar, salt, pepper, and vinegar to the warm bacon grease. Be careful to avoid splatters. Whisk until the sugar dissolves, turning on the heat as needed to help the process along.
  4. Pour the sizzling dressing over the salad and quickly toss to evenly wilt. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

There are as many versions of this salad as there are families in the South. Some popular variations call for a diced boiled egg or two, or a handful of sliced radishes.