PA Dutch Hot Bacon Dressing

Susan Bickta

By
@souxie

This was an old standby in our house when I was growing up in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. My mother would always make this for out-of-state visitors. It's a perfect example of the "sweet/sour" recipes that the PA Dutch are known for. This dressing can be used on iceberg lettuce or as a dressing to make German style potato salad as pictured.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1
large head iceberg lettuce, torn into bite size pieces or
3-4 lb
cooked, diced potatoes (if making potato salad)
1/2 lb
bacon, cooked and crumbled
1
egg, beaten
2/3 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
flour
2/3 c
water
2/3 c
apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large serving bowl, tear lettuce into bite size pieces. Set aside.
2
Cook the bacon in a 10-inch non-stick skillet. Remove bacon from skillet when cooked and set aside. Do not discard bacon fat. You will be using it to complete the cooked dressing.
3
In a medium bowl, combine the egg, sugar, flour, water, vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix well and add to skillet with bacon fat. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 4-5 minutes or until dressing thickens and is hot and bubbly. Crumble bacon and add to skillet. Mix well.
4
Pour hot dressing over lettuce and toss to coat.
5
Please note: this dressing can be used to make German Potato Salad as well. Just substitute 3 pounds of cooked, diced potatoes for the lettuce. Add 1 stalk of celery, diced and 1 small onion, diced and you have another PA Dutch style salad!!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: German
Hashtags: #eggs, #lettuce, #sweet sour