Salad Dressing


I Cold Boiled Potato.

The Yolk of 1 Hard-boiled Egg.

I teaspoonful Dry Mustard.

1 teaspoonful Sugar.

teaspoonful Salt.

A little Pepper.

Rather more than a tablespoonful of

Oil. 2 tablespoonfuls Vinegar. The White of Egg, chopped fine.

Mix like the preceding, and add a little anchovy sauce, if liked.

Chicken Salad


Cold Fowl.

2 White-heart Lettuces. 2 dessertspoonfuls of Butter, melted (or Salad Oil),

2 Hard-boiled Eggs. 2 teaspoonfuls of Mustard. 1 teaspoonful of Sugar. 2 tablespoonfuls of Vinegar.

I tablespoonful of Cream.

Wash and dry the lettuces, reserving centre leaves; cut them fine, lay them at the bottom of the dish. Mince all the white meat from a boiled chicken or fowl (without the skin), and place it on the lettuce. Rub the yolks of two hard-boiled eggs to a smooth paste with the melted butter, or oil, add to it the teaspoonful of mustard, sugar, salt, pepper, and stir gradually with the vinegar - this makes the dressing. Arrange the centre leaves of the lettuce as a border, and the white of eggs, and some small, delicate cress, beetroot cut in shapes, or tomato, and, when ready to serve, pour over the chicken the salad dressing. A nice supper or lunch dish.

Cucumber Salad


Cucumber. Spring Onion.

Cayenne, or Pepper. Lucca Oil.

Cut the cucumber in very thin slices across; a few slices of spring onion, two spoonfuls of vinegar, olive oil, and, just before serving, a little salt,

Guava Salad, Or "Angels' Food" Salad. A Favourite Cape Dish


1 doz. Guavas. 2 Oranges.


1 glass Sherry.

Peel and slice the guavas thinly, lay them on a glass dish, sprinkle a little sugar; then a layer of oranges sprinkled with sugar; again guavas, and so on till the dish is filled. Pour over all a glass of sherry. Let it stand for a while. It is a delicious dessert dish.

Lobster Salad


1 Lobster.

Yolks of 2 Eggs.

I teaspoonful of Mustard.

Some Cayenne.

4 tablespoonfuls of Plain Vinegar. A taste of Chilli Vinegar. 2 tablespoonfuls of Salad Oil. Some Fresh Lettuces.

Pick all the meat out of a lobster; beat well the yolks of two new-laid eggs, beat in some made mustard, and, continuing to beat, drop in the salad oil; add any flavouring that may be preferred, a taste of chilli vinegar, some plain vinegar (four tablespoonfuls), and the soft part of the lobster. Moisten the remainder of the lobster with this sauce, and lay it at the bottom of the bowl. Cut up the lettuce, rolling it in the dressing, and put it over the lobster.

Dutch Recipe for Herring Salad.


3 large Salted Herrings or Harders. 2 Spanish Onions.

1 tablespoonful of Chopped Parsley. 1 dessertspoonful of Salad Oil.

Pepper and Vinegar.

Soak the harders in cold water for a night; boil for five minutes. Separate the fish from the bones; slice the onions thinly, scald with boiling water; mix fish, onions, and other ingredients; garnish with hard-boiled egg and parsley. Penguin eggs, hard-boiled, may be added to the fish. This makes a good supper dish.

Orange Salad


8 Oranges. 1 Pineapple.

I wineglass of Brandy. 4 oz. Sugar.

Peel and core the oranges; lay in a glass dish well sprinkled with sugar, with slices of pineapple between, cut thin, with the rough outside cut off; then add a large wineglass of brandy or sherry. Keep the dish closed for an hour. Delicious.