Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

This was my ma's recipe passed on to me--don't know any other way to make it and I'm 58 years old. This is really an old-fashioned dish.


  1. Wash the lettuce several times; drain.
  2. Clean and cut the onions into the lettuce.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Dressing: Heat dressing ingredients to boiling; pour over lettuce while boiling hot.
  5. Stir and mix well.
  6. Serve immediately.
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I luv this. Our recipe is a little different. It's a meal within itself, almost. We cook bacon until crisp. Boil a potato and cut up. Add asparagus (canned) and chopped boiled egg. mix all together and add the heated bacon/vinegar dressing.

gail coburn January 18, 2002

We make ours a little differently here in the Ozarks - we scramble a couple of eggs and mix in with the greens before adding the dressing. We also don't use the sugar. My mom always makes this when she makes fresh deep-fried white or black bass. She serves with pan-fried potatoes and cornbread! It's a traditional family meal. Thanks for posting!

Denise! March 12, 2002

This is the type of wilted lettuce I grew up on. Perfect recipe. Thank you for submitting.

Dixie from Kansas June 21, 2014