Recipes like these make old cook books a cache of treasures. I do not know if the Hotel Richmond still exists in Batavia, NY. Someone was so enamored of their house dressing that they asked for the recipe, and actually managed to get it and capture it for all time. I believe this to be the actual recipe for the dressing from someone at the hotel, as it gives the specific brands, a must in some house dressings. Because everyone knows there is alot of difference in brands of catsup/ketchup. And as a bonus t thos recipe, I get to pass along the heritage of the recipe. It’s a heddy power, I tell you.
Salad Dressing – Batavia – Hotel Richmond
1 cup sugar
1 cup mazola or wesson oil
1 cup Heinz catsup
1/2 cup vinegar
2 cooking onions diced – to give flavor only
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
Keep in jar in refrigerator. Shake well each time before using.