Saturday, February 27, 2016

Hudson's Maurice Salad

Although I have never been to Detroit, this recipe reminded me of my childhood in Pensacola, FL. Lunch at The Old Firehouse Restaurant, having their Chief's Salad or the lunch counter at Woolworths when out shopping Momma & MeMomma.

I will be using grated onion in lieu of the onion juice, and tonight will be Muenster cheese in lieu of the Swiss cheese.

This salad was born in Detroit at the JL Hudson Department store, and is now served at Macy's. If I had to guess, I would say I've eaten hundreds of these salads in my life, and hope to have a hundred more. One of my all time faves. I remember when I was little, how excited I would be to go shopping with mom, and then have lunch. Of course, it was always a Maurice salad with extra olives. And fresh baked bread. Ahhhh. The simple pleasures of life.
2 t. white vinegar
1 1/2 t. lemon juice
1 1/2 t. onion juice (I will use grated onion)
1 1/2 t. sugar
1 1/2 t. Dijon mustard
1/4 t. dry mustard
1 c. mayonnaise
2 T. chopped fresh parsley
1 hard cooked egg, diced
salt to taste
14 oz. ham, cut into strips
14 oz. cooked turkey breast, cut into strips
14 oz. Swiss cheese, cut into strips
1/2 c. slivered, sweet gherkin pickles
1 head Iceberg lettuce, shredded
12-16 pimento stuffed green olives
Combine the first 6 dressing ingredients and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add remaining dressing ingredients and mix well. Combine the ham, turkey, cheese and pickles together in a large bowl. Toss together with the dressing. Divide the lettuce among plates, top with salad and garnish each plate with 2 olives.
(serves 6-8)

Check it out here: Southern Plate

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