Kate Cowick French Dressing

"This dressing was served at a restaurant in Belfort, France, a century ago, while my MIL's aunt "Tatschie" was visiting an uncle who lived in Luzern, Switzerland. After convincing the chef that they were Americans and the recipe would not go to the competition, she brought it back, and it has become a family classic, essential for family gatherings. Color will vary from orange to creamy-white depending on use of whisk, mixer, or blender, but the sweet, tangy flavor remains the same. Also good on sliced turkey or roast beef. (Kate Cowick was a neighbor in Kansas City, MO, in the 1930's, who loved and published the recipe, not the actual traveller as originally reported here.)"
Kate Cowick French Dressing created by Jostlori
Ready In:
12 fluid ounces




  • 1. Dissolve sugar in vinegar by stirring while heating slightly.
  • 2. Add mustard, celery salt, paprika, and onion juice. (Mom often used a spice packet.). Onion juice is made by finely chopping a piece of fresh crisp onion and pressing it through a strainer with the back of a spoon.
  • 3. Drizzle oil into warm mixture while whisking vigorously. (Mom generally used a blender.).
  • 4. Lastly beat in the juice of one large lemon.
  • 5. Store in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator.

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  1. Jostlori
    Kate Cowick French Dressing Created by Jostlori
  2. Jostlori
    Wow - this is my new favorite dressing right now! So tangy yet sweet, I love it! I didn't want to buy celery salt, so I ground kosher salt and celery seed in my mortar and it was perfect! I love how silky smooth the dressing is, and can't wait to have more with dinner tomorrow! DH really liked it, too. It's super easy to make with ingredients that are always in the cupboard - sure beats the store bought brands full of who-knows-what! Thanks for posting - its a keeper!
  3. Baby Kato
    Kate Cowick French Dressing Created by Baby Kato
  4. Baby Kato
    Love this sweet and tangy dressing LL. It was quick and easy to make and is full of flavor. I only made half the recipe, now I'm wishing that I had made the full recipe. Served with baby greens, sweet onions and feta cheese, what a treat. Thanks for sharing another winner that I will make again and again. Who wants to buy store bought when you can have this instead. Made for Fearless Red Dragons - ZWT8 - France.
  5. Leslie
    Excellent dressing! We loved it over a bed of Mesculin Mix. It was simple to make with easy to find ingredients. Thanks for an awesome recipe :)<br/>Made for ZWT 8 France



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