Creole French Vinaigrette

Preparation info

  • Makes about a cup and

    a half

    of dressing
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

  • About

Have you ever wondered why French dressing is orange in America but nowhere else? No? Well, the orange element is paprika, and originally the dressing included enough paprika to make it spicy. The French eventually cut back on the paprika, but in America—where the paprika rarely had much spice—it was left in. I have gone back to using the spicy paprika, and I enjoy the effect it has on an otherwise straightforward vinaigrette.