Old Tavern House Dressing

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“We have been asked for this recipe hundreds of times but it has never been given out before. Eggs, oil, and mixer pans must be at room temperature. If a blender is used, substitute whole eggs for the yolks.” –The Old Tavern, Grafton, Vermont


Makes 1-1/2 cups


2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 cup light salad oil (divided)
2 tablespoons vinegar
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon freshly minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons celery seed
Dash Tabasco


Beat egg yolks until lemon color, then add next 4 ingredients. Beat in ½ cup salad oil very slowly until mixture begins to thicken. Mix vinegar and lemon juice together and alternate adding, drop by drop, with second ½ cup of oil. Add the onion, garlic, celery seed, and Tabasco, stirring. Thin dressing, if necessary, with light cream.

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