I ran out of French dressing. Do you feel the pain in that sentence? Oh, c’mon, I know you do! Or maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t seem like a big deal to you (depending on where you live), but for me, in the Netherlands, that’s a problem.
Apparently the Dutch don’t do French dressing. Well, we also don’t do French fries either because we call them patat and there’s nothing French about that. As far as I know there’s nothing French about French fries anyway. But I digress…
Finding this particular dressing, my favourite summer salad dressing, is a bit of a hassle. So far I only found it at one store and it’s crazy expensive. I whipped up a dressing that turned out so good that my guys now prefer it over the store-bought French dressing. Probably because it doesn’t have minced onions in it—something my son really dislikes.
You can make a monster batch, store it in a squeeze bottle in your fridge and use to your heart’s content. This is one of those really versatile dressings that everyone seems to like and that goes with anything; salads, coleslaw and sandwiches.
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I only use Hellmann’s)
1 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
2 1/2 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp yellow mustard
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp worcestershiresauce
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
few drops hot sauce
I went easy on myself here photography-wise. Directions are pretty straightforward: combine and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Then you pour it into a pretty, bright green bowl and you eat it!
Makes a great dressing for my Summer Salad!
|Creamy French Dressing