Boy, it is wonderful.. LOL
My grandmother always had a vegetable garden and every summer we would pick veggies fresh from the garden and come inside and prepare them for the midday meal.
She grew leaf lettuce in a patch near the side yard and it always had the prettiest lettuce you ever saw.
We had a red fox that would come to eat the food scraps that she left for composting, so early mornings were spent with me peering out the back kitchen window, hoping for a glimpse of the fox.
Summer days spent at grandma's house were always interesting, to say the least.
Now, back to our story about the scalded lettuce..Let me say no lettuce was harmed during this operation.
The scalding refers to the melted butter, oh yes, melted butter, yum!, that we poured over the fresh lettuce.
She had wonderful, snappy, green onions growing, very near the lettuce patch, and we would gather them, as well, while we were out there.
The green onions were cleaned and sliced thinly over the lettuce leaves, after the lettuce was carefully, "looked" over, and washed. She would always say that it was better "without meat".
Which was a nice way of saying "no bugs"....grin.
Then the butter was melted and poured over this. Salt and pepper liberally. Then you toss lightly and enjoy quickly.
Man, what a taste that is.
I fell in love with her scalded lettuce in a heartbeat.
Only in the South would we drown perfectly healthy lettuce in butter..but it was GOOD EATING!