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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.

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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!

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Denise! March 12, 2002

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

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Dixie from Kansas June 21, 2014

My mom use to make this as well! I love it!

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cookin_nurse March 06, 2010

OMG! So good! Felt like a visit baack to Grama's house. Just simply wonderful.

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signaturesusan June 04, 2009

Delicious recipe. Made with leftover bacon grease and arugula. Instead of the vinegar, water and sugar I used a raspberry balsamic vinegar which is sweet by itself. I also added a little minced garlic to dressing before adding the vinegar.

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threeovens May 28, 2009

I used to make this all the time. It was the only salad my husband would eat. He did not eat salad or vegetables but he would eat most of this by himself.

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Sunshine2 March 09, 2002

This is a summertime staple at our house. The only thing we do different is add chopped boiled and and some crushed red pepper flakes along with the crumbled bacon. Makes me want summer here now!

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carlaj March 04, 2002

Thank you, thank you. I used have this salad every Sunday many years ago...I loved it and never could find the recipe. So again, thanks, I can't wait to have it AGAIN!!

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Carol in Saskatchewan March 02, 2002

My Mother made this also. And it sounds like the very same way. I lost my Mother may 2001. Alot of her recipes I have. And many of them like wilted lettuce she never wrote down. Thanks for this!

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Rhonda O January 07, 2002
My Mom's Wilted Lettuce