Christmas dinner is the primary meal traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Christmas dinner around the world may differ and the traditions can reflect the culture of the respective country it is being celebrated in. Turkey is present in a fair number of these meals. We as a family are celebrating Christmas with cold meat and salads, which are more suitable for our hot summer days.
Here is one of my mom’s “traditional” salads she used to make for Christmas.
1 kg small onions 1 cup (250 ml) brown sugar
1 cup brown vinegar 1 t mustard powder
1 egg, whisked
Peel the onions, taking care to keep them whole.
- Boil the onions in salted water for 15 minutes or until just tender. Drain.
- For the sauce combine the mustard powder, sugar and vinegar over heat until the sugar is dissolved and then boil for 5 minutes.
- Let the mixture cool down add whisked egg into the cooled mixture.
- Slowly bring it to a low simmer over low heat while whisking. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Remove from the stove immediately, pour over the onions and leave to cool.