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Basic French Dressing

Cooking method: Binding

Even though this is a salad dressing, it is also a fine marinade for various types of meats. The interesting thing about a basic dressing is that it can have a number of variations (just like béchamel sauce). For example, you can add a minced clove of garlic and have a garlic dressing. Or you can add a bit of dry mustard, celery seed, and oregano and have a zesty herb dressing. Just use your imagination.


4 tbsp. vinegar
12 tbsp. oil
Salt, to taste
Pepper, freshly ground, to taste


1. Mix the vinegar with the oil and add salt and pepper to taste.


Be sure to use your favorite vinegar, whether wine or plain cider, and your favorite oil.

You can reduce or multiply this recipe to make any quantity you need. Just remember the formula: 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil.

This recipe is from MEAT by The Lobels