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Hot Salad Sauce

This sauce when cold is an excellent and economical substitute for the more expensive mayonnaise.

Part 1

  • 1 ounce of butter
  • 1 ounce of flour
  • 1/2 pint of boiling water
  • 1 teaspoonful of salt
  • 1/4 saltspoonful of white pepper


Put the butter and flour into a sauce-pan over the fire, and stir until it is melted, add gradually the boiling water, season with the salt, and white pepper, stir till smooth, and set a little away from the fire, while you make the following sauce.

Part 2

  • yolk of 1 raw egg
  • 1/4 saltspoonful of salt
  • 1/8 saltspoonful of grated nutmeg
  • cayenne
  • 3 tablespoonfuls of oil
  • 1 tablespoonful of vinegar


Put the yolk in a salad bowl, add the salt, nutmeg, as much cayenne as you can take up on the point of a very small pen-knife blade; mix these ingredients with a wooden salad spoon thoroughly, and then add, a few drops at a time and alternately, the oil, and vinegar. Pour the preparation marked part 1, into this, gradually stirring until the sauces are thoroughly mixed; cool and use. This sauce will keep for weeks in a cool place.


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The Cooking Manual of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day Cookery (1877).

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