Wilted Dandelion Greens

Serves 3 to 4.

4 cups coarsely shredded dandelion greens
4 strips bacon, diced
3 Tbsp mild vinegar
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Dash of freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp dry mustard

Tough roots or stems should be removed from the greens before shredding them. Place the greens in large bowl.

Cook bacon until crisp. Add remaining ingredients to the bacon and fat and heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved.

Pour mixture over the dandelion greens and toss well.

VARIATION - Wilted Lettuce

Prepare as above, substituting for dandelion greens an equal quantity of lettuce cut into bite-size pieces.