Irish Mustard Sauce

"A great accompaniment to corned beef and cabbage, or baked ham."
photo by Diana Adcock photo by Diana Adcock
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  • Combine cornstarch, sugar, mustard and salt in quart pan.
  • Add water.
  • Stir over low heat until mixture thickens and boils. Remove from heat; add butter, vinegar, and horseradish.
  • Beat a little of hot mixture into egg yolks; then add yolk mixture into pan.
  • Cook slowly, stirring until sauce thickens slightly. Serve.

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  1. I thought this was fantastic! I used Coleman's for my dry mustard and served this with leftover ham for lunch. Made for CQ 2015
  2. I'm sorry, I was expecting more of a mustard taste, but the only smell/flavor that came through was the cider vinegar. Maybe I did something wrong, but this didn't work for me. Sorry Jackie.


I didn't start cooking until my early 20's, even though I come from a family of accomplished and admired home cooks. While I grew up watching my Italian grandmother in the kitchen, I remained uninterested in trying anything on my own. As a young lady, I was known for being particularly ignorant in the kitchen, with no idea how to even make a hot dog! All this changed, however, when I got engaged. I realized it was time to let my inherent talents out of the bag. At the time, the New York Times had a weekly column called The 60-Minute Gourmet by Pierre Franey. Each week, I would follow these recipes diligently, and taught myself to cook that way. From there, I began to read cookbooks and consult with relatives on family recipes. At my ripe old age now, I feel I know enough to put together a very pleasing meal and have become accomplished in my own right. Having an Irish father and an Italian mother, I'm glad I inherited the cooking gene (and the drinking one too!). One thing I have learned is that simpler is always better! I always believe cooking fills a need to nurture and show love. After being widowed fairly young and living alone with my dog and cats, I stopped cooking for awhile, since I really had no one to cook for. I made care packages for my grown son occasionally, and like to cook weekly for my boyfriend, so I feel like I am truly back in the saddle!!
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