Cobb Salad with French Dressing

Salad anyone? 31,000 Cobb salads are tossed every year at The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The original recipe for the dressing, created in 1926, still tops the salads!!!

Here’s how you can make your own:

Hollywood Brown Derby, Disney Hollywood Studios
1/2 head iceberg lettuce
1/2 bunch watercress
1 small bunch chicory
1/2 head romaine lettuce
2 medium tomatoes, blanched
and peeled
1 1/2 cups cooked turkey breast, diced
1 avocado
3 eggs, hard-cooked
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
6 strips crisp bacon, crumbled
2 tbsp. chopped chives

Chop all greens very fine (reserve some watercress for presentation) and arrange in salad bowl. Cut tomatoes in half, remove seeds and dice une. Also dice the turkey, avocado and eggs. Arrange the above ingredients, as well as the blue cheese and bacon crumbles, in straight lines across the greens. Arrange the chives diagonally across the above lines. Present the salad at the table, then toss with the dressing (below) and place on chilled plates with a watercress garnish. Serves six.

Brown Derby Old Fashioned French Dressing
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 1/4 tbsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 cup red-wine vinegar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tbsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. English mustard
1/2 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cups salad oil

Blend together all ingredients, except oils, then add olive and salad oils and mix well. Blend well again before mixing with salad.

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