Russian dressing

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For the 1933 cartoon featuring Krazy Kat, see Russian Dressing (cartoon).
Russian dressing
Hamburger topped with grilled onions, cheese and russian dressing.jpg
Cheeseburger topped with grilled onions and Russian dressing
Type Salad dressing
Place of origin United States
Region or state New Hampshire
Created by James E. Colburn
Main ingredients Mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish, pimentos, chives, spices
Variations Thousand Island dressing
Cookbook: Russian dressing  Media: Russian dressing

Russian dressing is a salad dressing invented in Nashua, New Hampshire, by James E. Colburn, likely in the 1910s.[1][2] Typically piquant, it is today characteristically made of a blend of mayonnaise and ketchup complemented with such additional ingredients as horseradish, pimentos, chives and spices.[3][4] It is unknown in authentic Russian cuisine, though it exists in modern Russian cuisine as ketchunez (rus. кетчунез, ketchu- part for ketchup (rus. кетчуп) and -nez part for mayonnaise (rus. майонез)).

A variation is known as red Russian dressing, and is very much like Catalina or French dressing.[5]

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  1. ^ Shalhoup, Dean (22 July 2012). "City gave roots to numerous famous inventions". Nashua Telegraph. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Colburn popularized Mayonnaise". Nashua Telegraph. 30 July 1930. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Stewart, Frances Elizabeth (1920). Lessons in Cookery. 2. New York, New York (USA): Rand McNally & Company. p. 123. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  4. ^ George, Mrs. Alexander (24 April 1941). "Menus of the Day". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Lewiston, Idaho, USA. p. 3. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Welzel, Karin. "Catalina dressing substitutes for Russian in recipe". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 

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