Mom’s Bacon Dressing

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Mom’s Bacon Dressing

By Shirley Sassaman

Mom’s Bacon Dressing

1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup vinegar
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
2 cups water
½ pound bacon
salt and pepper to taste

In a medium skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel. Crumble when cooled. Leave bacon drippings in the skillet and allow to cool. In a medium bowl, beat egg. Add vinegar, sugar, flour, water, salt and pepper. Add the egg mixture to the reserved drippings in the skillet. Cook over low heat stirring constantly, bring to rolling boil. Take off heat when it has reached desired consistency. When cool, fold in crumbled bacon and serve over your favorite salad.

Yield:  2 cups dressing
Preparation time:  30 minutes
Cook time:  5 minutes
Ease of Preparation:  Easy

Note from the Paula Deen Test Kitchen: Add extra water for a thinner dressing. Great served over grilled Romaine lettuce.

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Thought the hand written, often used photo with the bacon dressing was terrific. Oddly enough I came across a hand written note from my grandmother to her mother on "scratch" paper. As great as the internet is,memories flood back when I read through old cook books looking for something.........different. Thank you & have a happy day! Sincerely, Debby

By Deborah Sachen on August 08, 2011

Hey Elaine! Of course you would add the crumbled bacon into the cooled dressing. Our site administrator will amend the recipe to reflect. Thank you so much for catching this.
Libbie Summers, Senior Food Editor for Paula Deen

By Libbie Summers on May 18, 2010

OK, sounds like a great recipe—-but what do you do with the actual 1/2 pound of bacon you cooked?  No where in the recipe does it mention it again after you’ve cooked it.

Do you just eat it and you’re only using it to get the grease?  Or are you supposed to add it to the dressing later and they just forgot to say this?

By Elaine on May 17, 2010

The Butterfinger Cake sounds sinfully sweet. Cant wait to try it!!!

By Susan L. on March 19, 2010

Here’s another way to cook cabbage. first if you have any leftover smoked ham will be fine.cut up in bite size pieces boil down it in a little water about 30 minutes,add cabbage cook til crisp tender and if you want to put parboiled potatoes in right after cabbage is done.You got your whole meal in one pot.My family loves it especially the men.

By christi brown on March 19, 2010

We LOVED the Butterfinger Cake, so simple to make BUT so Delicious!!!! Thank You Paula grin

By Sue McGee on March 19, 2010

I suppose you add it all together at that point?
What is grilled romaine?

By Julie on March 19, 2010

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