A big thank you to my mom who mentioned Mema’s Wilted Lettuce Salad in our phone conversation earlier today! I was able to find the recipe in my stash and made myself a salad for dinner. Soooooo good! Of course, anything with bacon is good in my eyes. I used a bag of salad I already had in the fridge so the salad above has red cabbage in it as well.
5 slices bacon
2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
2 heads leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
2 chopped green onions
1 T. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. cider vinegar
2 T. cold water
Fry bacon until crisp and drain on paper towels. Reserve drippings. Combine lettuce, green onion, & chopped egg in salad bowl. Combine bacon drippings, sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar, & water in a small pot. Heat to boiling. Pour over lettuce and toss lightly. Garnish with crumbled bacon. Serve immediately.
Note on the recipe card: On a scorching summer day, serve with fresh cornbread for a refreshing light supper.