Friday, June 17, 2011

Lost Deliciousness: Wilted Greens

I'm not sure what happened over the last 30 years, but we threw some darned good recipes out with the hot dog water.

When I first began dating the guy who would become my husband, his mother used to make a salad dressed with a sugary, vinegary, bacon-y dressing that softened the lettuce and turned it into something altogether different. I'd never had it before, and thought the concept brilliant.

But then it just... disappeared.

She stopped making it. Haven't seen it in over 25 years.

I think it's about time that Wilted Greens made a comeback. Here's a recipe so you can do your part for the movement.

Wilted Greens
This salad should be served while the dressing is still hot.

Fry 4 slices bacon, cut up, until crisp. Add 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tbsp. water. Heat. Pour over 1 qt. shredded greens (lettuce, spinach, endive, romaine, or a combination) tossed with 2 green onions, chopped, 1 tsp. salt, and pepper. Sprinkle 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped, on top. 6 servings.

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