Originally Posted by jeffnles1
My grandmother used to make something very similar. She called it "wilted" lettuce. She used beacon grease, chopped up the beacon and added a touch of vinegar and sugar to the grease and poured it over the lettuce while the grease was still hot.
It's so bad for you in so many ways, but I always thought it was the food of the gods.
In early spring, she would add dandelion leaves to the lettuce and that added a very nice flavor and texture.
I still ask my mom and mother-in-law to make it for me every year for my birthday along with fried fish. That reminds me to call them and put in my order for this years birthday dinner coming up this weekend....