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Category : Plants & Vegetables       Region : Northeast ~ Great Lakes       Rating : 5
Wilted Lettuce

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Lenape and Haudenosaunee Cleveland, Ohio folks are from PA and VA

Orgin of Recipe : ... who learned this from my grandmother who was part Lenape/Delaware

Type of Dish : Contemporary & Traditional

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Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 heads of loose leaf lettuce
  • 6 strips of bacon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

Directions

Tear each lettuce leaf into 3 or 4 pieces and put into a bowl fry the bacon very crisp so you can crumble it, save the bacon fat it is used to wilt the lettuce.

In a pan bring the sugar and vinegar to a boil so you can dissolve the sugar.

Add the bacon fat to the pot with the sugar and vinegar pour this over the lettuce and wilt the lettuce add the bacon bits and enjoy.

Note: used as a side dish at lunch or dinner time


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