Wilted lettuce salad

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 T lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 c leaf lettuce – washed, dried and torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 hard-cooked egg (optional)

Cook bacon over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove from skillet, crumble and set aside. Reserve drippings. Combine lettuce and green onions in large bowl. To the hot bacon drippings, add vinegar, lemon juice, water, sugar and pepper. Stir over medium heat until hot and sugar is dissolved.  Add warm dressing and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle with bacon. If desired, garnish with egg. Serve immediately. Makes 3 servings.