Durkee Famous Sauce Clone

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by mollypaul

Eugene R. Durkee created the first prepared and packaged salad dressing called Durkee Famous Sauce in 1857. To appreciate his endeavor, it is important to remember this was created prior to refrigeration. His creation was carried west by the pioneers. Historians have found old, discarded Durkee dressing bottles along covered-wagon trails. Durkee Famous Sauce was even purported to be stocked in Mary Todd Lincoln's pantry and served to Abraham Lincoln in the White House during the Civil War.

Top Review by CampChatsworthCook

Wonderful job....can't get this up North and it is so good with so many things - fried chicken, stuffed eggs, any sandwich. Easy to whip up too which is always a plus. It is essential to use the double boiler and to keep the temperature of the water at a very gentle boil to prevent getting a hot mess. Also if you keep beatiing hard with a wooden spoon instead of just stirring the last four minutes you can eliminate putting it all back in the blender. Delish ....thanks a bunch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whirl all ingredients in blender on high speed until smooth, about two minutes.
  2. Transfer to top of double boiler and cook over gently boiling water, stirring often for 12 to 15 minutes or until thickened and smooth.
  3. Replace mixture back into blender and whirl 30 seconds or until smooth, using high speed.
  4. Refrigerate in covered container 24 hours before using.
  5. Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

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