Growing up, we always called this salad "wilted lettuce salad." So, this sounds fairly unappetizing. A lot of folks call it Hot Bacon Salad, which I don't know if that sounds appetizing either. I promise you it's worth it--keep reading.
It was always best in the springtime with fresh garden lettuce that had newly popped up. However, I make it all year round with just quality lettuce from the grocery store. A couple of my favorites to use are red lettuce and Bibb lettuce.
You just fry up your bacon, save the renderings and a bit of grease, add some apple cider vinegar, onions or shallots, fresh thyme, salt and pepper and there you have it--your hot dressing. You'll want to make sure when you prepare this you are going to be ready to eat it right away. We don't REALLY want wilted lettuce, because that's pretty gross. I promise you it's worth it to give a try if you like bacon!