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Author Topic: Wilted Lettuce  (Read 342 times)

Offline Shanny

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Wilted Lettuce
« on: April 28, 2016, 07:41:24 PM »
 Big bowl of torn lettuce leaves - my bowl is about gallon size
 diced fresh scallions or onion of choice
 several strips of bacon, fried crisp & crumbled (save the bacon grease)
 1 beaten egg
 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
 2 or 3 tbsp. erythritol or sweetener of your choice
 salt & pepper to taste
 about 1/3 cup of hot bacon grease

Combine the lettuce, onion & bacon bits; set aside.

 Combine the egg with vinegar, sweetener, salt & pepper; blend well.
 
 (If you're familiar with the technique for making hollandaise or mayonnaise, this is the next step.)
 
 While whisking the egg mixture, slowly pour in the hot bacon grease & continue to whisk while the dressing thickens. Immediately pour hot dressing over lettuce & toss it around to coat evenly.
 
 (the recipe can be made without the egg . . . I just do that because it makes a thicker dressing that coats the lettuce better.)
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To make the  dressing without the egg, just mix the vinegar, sweetener, salt & pepper with the bacon grease and immediately pour the hot mixture over the greens.

Offline Dianne

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Re: Wilted Lettuce
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016, 08:26:45 AM »
That sounds soooo good! I have to get some lettuce this weekend! Does it keep well for a day or two in the fridge?
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Re: Wilted Lettuce
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 09:08:01 AM »
I doubt if it keeps very well, but I have no evidence to show that, because we always clean up every last bite!  :-[  I would just make smaller amounts that can be eaten all in one sitting.

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Re: Wilted Lettuce
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 04:35:22 PM »
This looks yummy and easy to make!!

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Re: Wilted Lettuce
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2016, 08:19:29 PM »
Is there a substitute for the hot bacon grease ? I'd like to try this.
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Re: Wilted Lettuce
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2016, 09:42:45 PM »
The hot bacon grease is what wilts the lettuce and it adds more bacon flavor.  Are you going to use the bacon in the recipe?  I suppose you could use hot ghee or CO if you don't want the bacon grease.
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Re: Wilted Lettuce
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2016, 08:41:13 AM »
I have a dear family member that has always made this, it is really good.   I already have my lettuce going in the garden, so I cannot wait....

It is also great with fresh spinach!   

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Re: Wilted Lettuce
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2016, 10:20:02 AM »
Yep! We've done spinach too, or used half spinach & half lettuce. Spinach is another garden crop that really grows!  :D