Two large cold fouls, either boiled or roasted. The yolks of nine hard-boiled eggs.
Cut the meat of the fowls from the bones, in pieces not exceeding an inch in size.
Cut the white part of the celery into pieces about an inch long. Mix the chicken and celery well together. Cover them and set them away.
With the back of a wooden spoon, mash the yolks of eggs till they are a perfectly smooth paste. Mix them with the oil, vinegar, mustard, cayenne, and salt. Stir them for a long time, till they are thoroughly mixed and quite smooth. The longer they are stirred the better. When this dressing is sufficiently mixed, cover it, and set it away.
Five minutes before the salad is to be eaten pour the dressing over the chicken and celery, and mix all well together. If the dressing is put on long before it is wanted, the salad will be tough and hard.
This salad is very excellent made of cold turkey instead of chicken.