Hot Bacon Dressing (Hudson's)

"This bacon dressing is to be served with Hudson's chicken sandwiches. The recipe for the chicken sandwiches is listed as well. This is a long sought after recipe from the Hudson's dept. store in the early 1900's."
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Ready In:
1 1/2 cup




  • Fry bacon til crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add onion to bacon fat in pan and cook 5 minutes til onion is soft. With a slotted spoon, add onion to bacon. Pour bacon fat into a measuring cup and add vegetable oil to equal 1/2 cup. Add bacon fat to cornstarch mixture and reserve. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper in a small saucepan and heat to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture and cook til thickened (1-2 minutes). Remove from heat and add bacon and onion. Use while warm.

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  1. We loved this. I used this over a combination of iceberg lettuce and leaf lettuce with spicy chicken strips, cherry tomatoes, red onion, pepper rings and a little shredded cheddar cheese for dinner tonight. The dressing takes a little time, but well worth the effort. Just before serving, I transferred the dressing to a bowl and whisk it all together to combine. Perfect combination of sweet and tart. Perfect dinner salad. Thanks. Made for a bonus tag in Pot Luck tag game.
  2. This dressing is awesome. I absolutely hate bottled dressings with soybean oil, so I had to make something with what was available. I had to use reconstituted onion flakes and just added them to the bacon while it cooked, never worrying to remove everything as directed. It still turned out excellent. I see this recipe as being very forgiving, very hard to mess up!
  3. Great tasting dressing! I had always heard of friend's making hot bacon dressing, but I had never tasted it. I drizzled it over baby field greens as an alternative to store bought salad dressings. The warm dressing slightly wilted the greens but I loved the combo anyway. Thanks for posting!


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