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.
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.
3 tablespoons ea: real mayonnaise and olive oil
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
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.