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Salad Dressing I



  • 1 teaspoonful of mixed mustard
  • 1 teaspoonful of pounded sugar
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of salad oil
  • 4 tablespoonfuls of milk
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of vinegar
  • cayenne and salt to taste


Put the mixed mustard into a salad-bowl with the sugar, and add the oil drop by drop, carefully stirring and mixing all these ingredients well together. Proceed in this manner with the milk and vinegar, which must be added very gradually, or the sauce will curdle. Put in the seasoning, when the mixture will be ready for use. If this dressing is properly made, it will have a soft creamy appearance, and will be found very delicious with crab, or cold fried fish (the latter cut into dice), as well as with salads. In mixing salad dressings, the ingredients cannot be added too gradually, or stirred too much.

Sufficient for a small salad.

This recipe can be confidently recommended by the editress, to whom it was given by an intimate friend noted for her salads.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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