Cooked Dressing for Potato Salad

I’m looking for a recipe for boiled dressing. My grandmother wrote it down for me and I lost it! She used it on potato salad.

Lynda Smith


From The Hillbilly Housewife

Here’s my recipe for a simple boiled dressing. It calls for 1/2 cup of sugar which gives me a nice balance. If you like your potato salad sweet, you may want to add more. And of course if it turns out too sweet for you, reduce the amount of sugar next time. More mayonnaise will also tone down the sweetness and give you a more tart and creamy dressing.


Old Fashioned Cooked Dressing
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 tbsp of mayonnaise
  1. Beat two eggs in saucepan.
  2. Blend sugar and flour together before adding to eggs.
  3. Pour in water and vinegar.
  4. Cook over heat until thick.
  5. Add butter.
  6. Allow the dressing to cool, then add the mayonnaise.

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A boiled dressing with eggs, flour, sugar and vinegar to dress potato salad.

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