Garden Lettuce…

 This dish was a regular item at the dinner table during the spring and early summer on the farm. We always had an abundance of lettuce from the garden. I have not changed this recipe much at all…my mom had it perfected. It is also a great way to use leftover boiled potatoes or bacon from breakfast.

Wilted Lettuce
By The Gourmet Farm Girl

14-16 ounces of fresh garden lettuce
2-3 strips smoked or peppered bacon cut into bit size pieces)
2-3 green onions chopped (red and green both work well)
1 oz sugar (2 Tablespoons)
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 medium boiled potato with skin on cut into pieces

Wash and trim lettuce; place in a large bowl and top with green onions and chopped potatoes, set aside.
 Mix sugar and vinegar together in small bowl, set aside.
 In a medium size skillet over low to medium heat cook bacon pieces till crisp; pour bacon and grease over lettuce; return pan to medium to medium high heat and deglaze pan with the sugar vinegar mix till all the bacon pieces come loose and mix with liquid; pour over lettuce and toss gently till the lettuce is coated and starts to wilt. (lettuce will continue to wilt) serve immediately 
Serves 4-6