I cut the first leaf lettuce of the season from my garden this past weekend. And pulled the first radishes as well. Home grown garden produce has always been a treat for our family--especially the first crops of the season.
My mother had a special recipe for leaf lettuce salad, which is in my LIVING A COUNTRY YEAR BOOK. Here is her recipe, which she had never written down.
4-6 cups of leaf lettuce
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon sugar
5 teaspoons vinegar
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Wash and dry lettuce and place in serving bowl.
In a separate small bowl, stir together the milk and sugar.
Add vinegar to the milk mixture and stir until mixture thickens.
Pour mixture over lettuce and serve immediately.
Serves 4 to 6 people.