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Authentic Salad Dressing for Lettuce

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by Albert Sailhorst, May 3, 2017.

  1. Albert Sailhorst

    Albert Sailhorst 2nd Lieutenant

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    SALAD DRESSING FOR LETTUCE


    From "The Practical Housekeeper; A Cyclopedia of Domestic Economy", By Elizabeth Fries Ellet, 1857


    Two hard-boiled eggs, the yolks mashed with four teaspoonfuls of sweet oil, a saltspoon of salt, and a teaspoonful of mustard, with two table-spoonfuls of vinegar. Add the lettuce cut up fine, and mince the white of egg to throw over it.
     
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  3. donna

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    This is one to try. Thanks for posting.
     
  4. 15thAlabamaInfantryUnit

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    Will definitely be something I must try in the near future, thanks for posting!
     
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    Thanks! Our lettuce crop is coming in heavy right now and we are always looking for new things to try.
     
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    Ours is too! I keep trying to put lettuce and arugula in everything just to keep up with it!
     
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    Seduzal 2nd Lieutenant

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    I am just different! I just like lettuce and onions and nothing else, but sometimes a little Olive oil. But most of the time I eat or dry.
     
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    This recipe is 160 years old and it is amazing to see how recipes today are very similar to this one.good find Albert.
     
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    Lettuce bolts after planting in Alabama. The recipe sounds good to try on some of the store bought lettuce.
     
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  10. alan polk

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    What is sweet oil?
     
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    It is just oil used in cooking. Could be vegetable oil or olive oil or canola oil.
     
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    Here's a MUST TRY!!!!
     
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    jgoodguy Brigadier General Moderator Forum Host

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    Normally olive oil.
     
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  14. EJ Zander

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    You too haha
     
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    I had to read that hungry! Sounds wonderful!
     
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