Wilted Lettuce / Fried Lettuce

Fried Lettuce

I was talking to my sister the other day and she raved about fried lettuce. I had my doubts, but I decided to try it. This is pretty much how she makes it – though I added fresh-squeezed lemon juice because I love how it contrasts with the bacon and onions in the dish. So – here’s how to make delicious wilted lettuce.

I chopped three slices of bacon into 1/2 inches pieces and tossed them in a skillet with 3 cloves of minced garlic and half a onion sliced. Cook until softened and beginning to caramelize. Add one tomato chopped into pieces and saute until they soften. While that’s cooking chop up some romaine leaves. I ended up with about 5-6 cups of chopped lettuce. Toss into the pan and cover and let saute for 3 minutes or until wilted. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze into the pan. Serve while it’s fresh and hot.

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