PA Dutch Hot Bacon Dressing

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make PA Dutch Hot Bacon Dressing

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!!

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About PA Dutch Hot Bacon Dressing

Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: German



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