This goes along with the famous Brown Derby Cobb Salad, but it also can go well with any salad. This salad dressing also goes well on meaty sandwiches and as a dip for fresh vegetables.
This French dressing goes along with the famous Brown Derby Cobb Salad, but it also pairs well with any salad. You can make this dressing at home with this easy homemade French dressing recipe. This salad dressing also adds something special to meaty sandwiches and works well as a dip for fresh vegetables.
The Cobb Salad was named after Robert Cobb, an owner of the famous Brown Derby Restaurant in Los Angeles (shaped like a derby hat!) The story is that late one night, Cobb fixed himself a salad made with some chopped leftover chicken and some other ingredients he had on hand. Several of his pals dropped by the restaurant following a movie preview and asked what he was eating. That salad became known as Bob’s Cobb Salad. In 1929, the Hollywood Brown Derby was opened, and the Cobb Salad, with its special Brown Derby French Dressing, became a fixed menu item. Today, Cobb salads, in various incarnations, can be found on menus throughout the country.
What Is French Dressing?
French dressing is basically a vinaigrette. The essential ingredients are oil and vinegar that are seasoned and can be combined with various other ingredients such as lemon juice, mustard, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce.
Making salad dressing at home is simple, saves you money, and produces a tastier dressing than buying it ready-made. You also know exactly what goes into it, saving you from having to puzzle out any strange-sounding ingredients on a label.
A homemade French dressing recipe is a great way to spruce up any salad. A classic French salad dressing is a dressing that everyone should know how to put together. It’s easy to make from simple ingredients.
Is Using Raw Garlic Safe?
It’s perfectly safe to use raw garlic in a salad dressing because the acid in the vinegar acts to inhibit bacterial growth. Just store your homemade dressing in your refrigerator.
Here’s a list of what you need to make the dressing:
- Red wine vinegar
- Lemon juice
- Worcestershire sauce
- Dry mustard
- Olive oil
- Vegetable oil
How to Make Brown Derby French Dressing
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir or whisk to combine.
- Pour into a container and refrigerate.
- Shake well before serving.
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Brown Derby French Dressing
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- Combine water, vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic, and oils. Chill. Shake well before serving.