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Old 09-22-2017, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I've made this many times...In my family we called this wilted lettuce salad.
It seems more people know this as "wilted lettuce" or "wilted salad" rather than "killed lettuce". I first noticed it referenced as "Killed Lettuce" on one of Sean Brock's menus.
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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It seems more people know this as "wilted lettuce" or "wilted salad" rather than "killed lettuce". I first noticed it referenced as "Killed Lettuce" on one of Sean Brock's menus.
Wilted Lettuce Salad sounds better to me than Killed Lettuce. But whatever floats one's boat.

Those of us with parents or grands with country roots have eaten this many times, I think.

I like to think that Wilted Lettuce Salad was made from the family garden in the spring, and BLTs were made from the tomatoes and late lettuce from the family garden in late summer. They are as American as apple pie.
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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We only know it as wilted lettuce and it is always a nice change to our menu.
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago. Kind of.
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silibran , funny you should mention a garden. We didn't have one, but our neighbors did - the father and my dad carpooled to the train station to get downtown every day. They grew leaf lettuce and always gave us some - that was the only time we would have it. You couldn't get it at the supermarket back then. Such nice memories!! Thanks for reminding me!!!!
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:09 PM
 
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I had to look this up. Here's a short video. Don't worry, she adds the bacon in at the end.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmpeUPDGjz4
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I'd call it Wilted Salad also, and I usually do it with a dark green like spinach or arugula.
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:58 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I think that's the first time I've seen someone cook bacon in a sauce pan.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I think "Killed lettuce" is an Appalachian thing. Hey, it accurately describes the dish.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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In the 1980s, Bennigan's served a wilted spinach salad.
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