Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This hot bacon dressing is based on memories of the wilted leaf lettuce salads my mother used to make. I also love this dressing on cobb salads, chef's salads and spinach salads.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry bacon until crispy.
  2. Remove bacon to paper towel covered dish to drain and cool.
  3. Reserve 1 1/2 teaspoons of the bacon fat.
  4. Combine flour, sugar, salt.
  5. Mix well with 1/2 cup water, let stand in mixing container.
  6. Heat vinegar and remainder of water to hot (do not boil).
  7. Add the hot liquid to dry ingredients, stirring well.
  8. Add the mixture to the bacon fat still in skillet, and cook to desired consistency. (If gravy like texture is desired, you can bring to a brief boil. Overcooking with cause it to congeal into a thick ball).
  9. If desired, you can crumble the bacon you fried and add to salad.
  10. Pour over your salad of choice and devour immediately.