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Famous Netherland/Maurice Salad

Oh Gosh, I love when readers, like Rose, ask for a favorite, iconic recipe from years ago.
Like this one:  Netherland Salad from the  Netherland Plaza Hotel here in Cincinnati.
When I published this a while back in my syndicated food column for Community Press, I received so many notes from folks who had wonderful memories of the hotel and this wonderful salad.
A special one was from reader Paul Koch, who told me: ” I was wonderfully surprised when someone forwarded me your article.  Maurice Koch was my grandfather, and this story was one of hisfavorites.  Thanks for refreshing a fond family memory”.

It dates back well over 50 years and it’s from the Netherland Plaza, now the Cincinnati Netherland. This is from Fern Storer’s wonderful cookbook “Recipes Remembered.” Fern was the then popular food editor of the Post, and my Mom used to love reading her column. Fern’s book was published in 1989 and reader Pauline Dunn was one of the people who helped edit and type the recipes.

Netherland/Maurice salad

This is “the one and only original Maurice salad”, sent to Fern from Maurice J. Koch, the insurance agent who sold Peter Mauridon, the one-time Maitre d’ of the Netherland Plaza, a policy.  The recipe doesn’t say what kind of vinegar or pickles to use. I’d tend to use clear vinegar and dill pickles, but you do what suits you.

Serves 2.


Stir together:

3 tablespoons ea: real mayonnaise and olive oil

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 teaspoon Worcestershire

Then add:

1 chopped hard boiled egg

1 teaspoon minced chives



3/4 head crisp lettuce, julienned

1/2 cup ea: julienne of chicken and ham

1/3 cup julienne tomatoes, seeds discarded

1 tablespoon chopped pickle

Tomato quarters and hard cooked egg slices for garnish

Toss salad with dressing. Put on plates and garnish.

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