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Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Yield: 3 cups 1x
Prep: 30 minutesCook: 2 minutesTotal: 32 minutes


1 cup buttermilk (avoid brands made with skim milk, if possible)

1 cup sour cream

½ cup mayonnaise

4 teaspoons white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon white pepper

2 teaspoons dry dill

1 tablespoon minced chives

2 teaspoons dry parsley

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

2 egg yolks

1 tablespoon corn starch


In a large bowl whisk buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, dill, chives, parsley, garlic powder and onion powder.

In a small bowl place two egg yolks.

Remove one cup of the mixture and place in a small sauce pan and heat.

Take two tablespoons more of the mixture to another small bowl and stir in the corn starch.

Add the corn starch mixture to the small sauce pan and whisk until thick then remove from heat, about two minutes or so.

Add a tablespoon of this hot mixture to the egg yolks whisking while adding and keep adding more while whisking to temper the eggs. Adding the hot thickened sauce will coddle (cook) the yolks so that you are not adding raw egg yolks to your dressing, but it will keep the yolks liquid.

Whisk in the rest of the heated mixture then add to the large bowl and whisk.

Refrigerate and use once cold.

Will last refrigerated up to a week.

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© Author: A Family Feast
Cuisine: American Method: stovetop