Southern Boiled Salad Dressing

Southern Boiled Dressing
Old-Fashioned Southern Boiled Dressing. Diana Rattray
  • 9 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 4 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cup (16 servings)

 A simple mixture of flour, water, eggs, and mustard make up this old-fashioned "boiled" dressing.  The dressing is actually not boiled; it is quickly cooked over boiling water.

It's a good choice for a vegetable or main dish salad, or use it in chicken salad, tuna salad, or slaw.

See Also
Homemade Ranch Dressing

What You'll Need

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/8 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream

How to Make It

  1.  Set the bottom of a double boiler with about an inch of water over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  2. While the water heats, sift the dry mustard, sugar, salt, flour into the top of a double boiler or into a stainless steel bowl which can be placed over the boiling water. Add the pepper.
  3. Gradually pour the cold water into the dry mixture while whisking constantly. When the mixture is well blended, whisk in the beaten egg yolks and vinegar. 
  1. Place the pan or bowl over the boiling water and cook, whisking, until the mixture is thickened. This takes just a few minutes. 
  2. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter until melted and well combined. Whisk in the heavy cream until you have the correct consistency for your salad.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 67
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 103 mg
Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)