French Salad Dressing by Mrs. Higgins

French Salad Dressing by Mrs. Higgins

Mrs. Higgin’s French Salad Dressing

I will start this off by saying, this French Salad Dressing is not the red stuff that is a French dressing today.  This is a very simple mixture of oil, vinegar and seasonings.  I also find it very interesting that the notes for this recipe say that potatoes and meat finished with this dressing make a good salad.  That’s my kind of salad!

French Salad Dressing Recipe

Three tablespoonfuls of oil, one of vinegar, one salt spoonful of salt, one-half a salt spoonful of pepper.  Put the salt and pepper in a cup and add one tablespoonful of oil.  When thoroughly mixed, add the remainder of the oil and the vinegar.  This is dressing enough for a salad for six persons.  If you life the flavor of onion, grate a little juice into the dressing, by first peeling the onion and then grating with a coarse grate; a few drops of juice is enough for this rule.

Potatoes, beef, mutton or lamb, cut fine and finished with this dressing, make a good salad.

Mrs. William Higgins, Fall River – Boston Post – 7 Feb 1904

French Salad Dressing

French Salad Dressing

A French Salad Dressing recipe from 1904

Course Condiment
Cuisine French
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • onion juice if desired

Instructions

  1. Put the salt and pepper in a cup and add one tablespoonful of oil.  When thoroughly mixed, add the remainder of the oil and the vinegar. 

  2. This is dressing enough for a salad for six persons. If you like the flavor of onion, grate a little juice into the dressing,by first peeling the onion and then grating with a coarse grate; a few drops of juice is enough for this rule.

Recipe Notes

Potatoes, beef, mutton or lamb, cut fine and finished with this dressing, make a good salad.

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