Brockles Restaurant and Special Dressing

Remembering my Brockles Family, Restaurant, and Dressing

The thing about that Special Dressing . . .

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It is indeed a salad dressing, although with a thicker consistency than most.  You don’t have to worry about it running to the bottom of the bowl like vinagarette.  But I still like it best as a snack spooned onto crackers — Saltines, Ritz, club crackers, or whatever.homemeade-blog-pic.jpg

Here’s a jar of a recent batch we made — we even fixed it up with a homemade label.  We’ve made it for several family get-togethers this summer and it sure brings back memories. 

The thing is, it’s also great on hamburgers — Chet claims that the old Keller’s Drive-in used it on their No. 5 burger.  However, it’s also great on bologna or salami sandwiches.  I really think this stuff was unique.  Of course, you have to like garlic.  In our homemade batches, if you can’t smell the garlic when you open the jar, you haven’t put enough in.

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Written by Jim

August 31, 2007 at 6:11 am

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  1. Yeah, at one of the get-togethers a jar lasted about… three minutes after Chester got there! hahaha

    Mike Ellis

    September 5, 2007 at 8:24 pm

  2. The waffle house used to serve it on their hamburgers, too. But one of the memories that stands out with me most was with Bill Smith, yard man, respiratory therapist (in later years) and boogie woogie piano player. One day over at Grandaddy’s, I was in the kitchen and Bill came in and said, Ever had an onion sandwich?” He then made me a sandwich with two pieces of bread, with Special Dressing on each and a slice of onion as big as a piece of bread. It was VERY pungent, but delicious. hahahaha Give it a try!

    Mike Ellis

    March 1, 2008 at 8:20 pm

  3. Ha ha – you are not kidding about these jars going fast. It is very hard to stop eating it once you start.

    J. Richard Ellis, Jr.

    December 12, 2008 at 3:55 pm

  4. I went to William Lipscomb Ele. School in the late ’40 (on Junius as I recall) and my Mom (Happy Mother’s Day) made the best white bread sandwich with Brockles and Pressed Ham lunchmeat. Nothing else on the sandwich, but sure good enough for me! Usually a banana and a thermos of cold milk. What else do you need?

    Mike Thomasson

    May 10, 2009 at 8:34 pm

  5. Oh Boy!!!!!!!!! what a wonderful surprise. Thank you Brockle family for sharing this prized recipe with the world. My Pop loved to eat steak and Brockles was one of his favorite places. I can still remember snacking on the crackers and special dressing while waiting for our meals there. I, like so many others have been looking for the recipe for many years, now I can share it with my family and friends too. Thank you all for your thoughtfulness.

    W K Winn

    May 16, 2009 at 9:00 pm


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