My Mom's Wilted Lettuce

"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."
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  • Wash the lettuce several times; drain.
  • Clean and cut the onions into the lettuce.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Dressing: Heat dressing ingredients to boiling; pour over lettuce while boiling hot.
  • Stir and mix well.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. gail coburn
    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.
  2. Denise!
    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!
  3. Jill J.
    Yep, this is the ole' fashion recipe ladies. Real close but not completely correct. My mom only used 'Black Seeded Simpson' lettuce from our garden.
  4. Vhonda Lori Shannan
    This is so good. Just like my Mom makes. I added diced cooked bacon to mine.
  5. Dixie from Kansas
    This is the type of wilted lettuce I grew up on. Perfect recipe. Thank you for submitting.


  1. berpie198035
    I loved when my mom made this stuff... I have made it several times but tried to switch some things a little, I didn't use as much viniger and added more buttermilk, I also added boiled eggs and cottage cheese....omg I can't make it any different now because those 2 ingredients topped it off! I hope maybe you all might try and like it because I sure did


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