La Belle Cuisine - Salad Dressings
Fine Cuisine with Art Infusion
"To cook is to create. And to create well...is an act of integrity, and faith."
The Quintessential Boiled Dressing
make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomat - the problem is entirely
the same in both cases. To know how much oil to mix in with one's vinegar."
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Friday, November 10, 2006
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Quintessential Boiled Dressing
“This dear old-timer is one of the best dressings in our Southern cuisine. Maybe it did go out of fashion, but good recipes, like old soldiers, never die. Use it for potato or egg salad or over assorted lettuces.” [Or for coleslaw!]
Makes 1 3/4 cups
1 teaspoon salt
1. Put the salt, sugar, flour, and cayenne in the top of a double boiler. Add the vinegar and water and mix well.
2. Beat the yolks and add them to the mixture. Add the butter and cook over hot [not boiling] water, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes.
3. Put the
dressing in the refrigerator to chill 1 hour. When it is cold, add the heavy
or sour cream.