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Old 08-12-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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Salad dressing separation after freezing

I bought some Ranch dressing in a bag and decided to freeze it. After thawing the oil separated and came to the top with the solids collecting at the bottom. I tried adding an egg yolk in a blender, but it still separated. Is there anything I can do to get the dressing back to it's original consistentcy?

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Old 08-12-2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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Not sure if this will work.

Drain off the oil and put the rest into a blender. Then, with the blender running, pour the oil into the blender in a very slow drizzle.
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That worked great.
Thank You very much for you help!
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:27 PM   #4
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I'm glad it worked. Just remember that freezing emulsions is not a good idea.
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:07 PM   #5
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personally, if it assembled once correctly and seperated, and its not hollandaise or mayonaise...

I'd whip out my stick blender, pour it into a tall container suited for the blender, and just pulse it. it'll get back in line. I'd do this for a typical emulsion type mix such as a vinegrette...something creamy with egg/oil mix won't help.

it might save the ranch, though. have to try to see if it'll work with blending, or if you absolutely need to seperate and re-add the oil as if you were making mayo. A spot on technique though. :) definately a good way to make sure it gets integrated.
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