This wonderful tasting, versatile sauce has been a secret ingredient in many southern recipes for as long as I can remember. It was originally patented in 1857. It is used in potato salad, cole slaw dressing, remoulade sauce, egg salads and various other salad/dressing recipes. We love it spread on bread for turkey sandwiches. While the "real deal" is still available at grocery stores in southern states, I understand it is becoming very difficult to find elsewhere. I suspect it will eventually become one of those extinct products that we will reminisce some day. I found several copycat recipes on the net but this one works best for me.
- Put all ingredients, except for the butter, into your blender.
- Blend on high speed about 2 minutes or until mixture is smooth.
- Pour into top pan of a double boiler.
- Cook over gently boiling water.
- As sauce begins to heat, add butter, stirring often to incorporate.
- Cook for 12-15 minutes (stirring often) or until sauce becomes thick and smooth.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Cooled sauce may be run thru blender, again, on high speed for about a minute till smooth.
- Refrigerate sauce in covered container for several hours before using.
- Will keep, refrigerated, about 1 month.