Wilted lettuce is usually what you call something that is ready to be thrown away, but in this case it is the name of a delicious salad! In this tutorial, Betty will show you how to create a traditional recipe for Wilted Lettuce Salad. This salad is easy and delicious and can be made fresh, at home. Enjoy this yummy sidedish at your next meal, or serve it as a whole dinner. Enjoy!
You Will Need:
*Leaf lettuce, as desired (You may use any soft lettuce that you like.)
*½ medium purple onion, thinly sliced
*¼ cup apple cider vinegar
*¼ cup brown sugar
*salt and pepper, to taste
*½ pound (about 8 slices) bacon, uncooked
*1 cup water
*2 tablespoons flour
Wash and dry leaf lettuce, and then tear it into bite-sized pieces. Place it in a large bowl, slice ½ of a purple onion over the lettuce and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, mix ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 cup water, salt and pepper to taste, and set aside.
In a skillet, fry ½ pound (about 8 slices) bacon until crisp.
Let cool slightly, and then crumble bacon over the torn leaf lettuce and sliced purple onions.
Drain the bacon fat from the skillet, leaving about 2 to 3 tablespoons of bacon grease.
Add 2 tablespoons flour to the reserved bacon grease and cook and stir over low heat until brown and smooth.
Add the vinegar/brown sugar/water mixture to the browned flour mixture.
Cook and stir over low heat until a nice, brown gravy forms.
Let it cool slightly, and then pour it over the lettuce/onion/bacon mixture in the large bowl. This will wilt the lettuce ever so slightly.
Toss the salad with a large salad fork and spoon and serve immediately.