Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
Different and refreshing. If you like cucumbers in sour cream, you'll like this. A vintage recipe made by my little old Polish mother, who received it from an even older Polish lady. I've never seen this recipe anywhere else. I suspect it might have a bit of a German history somewhere. Use these measurements as a guide; this is for a fairly large head of lettuce.
- 1 head iceberg lettuce, washed and drained
- 1⁄2 pint sour cream
- 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk (may or may not need)
- Tear lettuce in bowl. Sprinkle with salt, don't use too much, let wilt. Squeeze out lettuce.
- Combine dressing ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour over lettuce and mix.
- The ribs of the lettuce will have just a very slight crunch.
- Can adjust sugar or vinegar to taste.
Mayo is just not the real deal, totally different. Grew up with this during every holiday. Want more sweet sour taste, use plain white vingar, adjust with sugar. Never use Mayo, thats just not lettuce and cream
Went down memory lane with this one. This is the only way my mom ever fixed lettuce when we were kids. My grandma made it the same way. Mom used mayo and leaf lettuce from her garden if she did'nt have iceberg lettuce, and grandma made it with cream. I liked my grandma's the best.
My DH enjoyed this lettuce salad a lot but for me it was missing a bit of tang. My aunt used to make this with mayonnaise or salad dressing so I think that is the flavor I would have liked to have tasted. I used one large bunch of romaine lettuce that I rinsed well and wrapped in a towel to dry and did not need to add the milk. This is a quick side dish that would be nice with a bbq or summer picnic. Thank you for posting Jezski.