Posted March 28, 2006 12:29 PM

This recipe is soooo good. I've used it as a sweet and sour dip for chinese food too.

Sharon's Homemade Sweet & Sour Bacon Dressing

Fry 1lb. bacon in heavy pot till crisp. Drain & break into tiny pieces-not crumbled! Pour out half the grease-leave rest in pot.

5 eggs (beaten with a spoon)
5 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup flour
5 tsps dry mustard
MIX WELL-use slotted spoon or whisk

2 1/2 cups CIDER vinegar
5 cups water-Mix till well blended.

* Heat on medium-stirring often, but not constantly, as this lowers the cooking temperature. In about 15-20 minutes, mixture will begin to thicken. Make sure you scrape sides of pot & the bottom-often-don't let burn!
* Once it is as thick as a medium gravy-remove from heat, and add bacon and 2 TBS margarine or butter. DRESSING WILL THICKEN AS IT COOLS.

Sharon says: You may think this makes an awful lot-but it keeps in the fridge for 4 weeks--share with a neighbor!

Excellent on Spinach Salads, Baked Potatoes, or just lettuce. Really good if you microwave a serving for 30 seconds or till just warm.

Makes great Xmas gifts- just buy jelly jars, and add a bow around the neck of the jar. When my mom had her brain surgery-I took jars to the ICU for the Drs & nurses. At noon-I'd go to the cafeteria to eat & here I'd see all of them walking in with their 'dressing jars" LOL!