Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The recipe comes from Sadie LeSueur's "Recipes and Party Plans written in 1955. Mimi's copy is well worn and held together with masking tape.
First you need to boil and stuff one egg per plate and make the Russian Dressing which is on page 226 of the book.
2 cups of Mayonnaise
1/2 onion, minced fine
1Tbsp bell pepper, minced fine
1 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 tsp of curry powder (optional)
1/2 cup tomato catsup or chill sauce
We prefer less curry powder and chill sauce. Instead of mincing , Bep used the food processor. I think it is better minced if you have the time. Combine all the ingredients and chill overnight before the luncheon.
TOMATO SANDWICH SALAD page 207
Spread a slice of Reese's Holland Rusk with Philadelphia Onion and Chives Cream Cheese (it calls for anchovy paste). Cover with a thin slice of baked ham. Over this put a slice of cooked chicken breast; cover with a large slice of tomato; sprinkle tomato with salt; put 2 halves of stuffed eggs on tomato, flat side down. Over all of this pour a generous portion of the Russian Dressing. Completely cover salad. On top of salad put an opened artichoke heart or large stuffed olive, flanked on either side by tiny whole sardines. Serve this salad on shredded lettuce and you can have a complete meal. When planning for a small group, you can buy a large chicken breast and several slices of baked or boiled ham from your butcher. Frizzle this type of ham in butter before using: broil and slice chicken breast.
The salad we ate, did not have cooked chicken breast, artichoke hearts, olives or sardines. We topped ours with fresh parsley and at the dinner serving, we had sliced avocados. Also, we bought from the deli department the boiled ham and baked turkey not chicken. Since I gave up wheat I had a wheat free white cheddar corn cake instead of Holland rusk. I was gonna put a photo of the rusk on the post but could not get it to come up. Just Google Reese's Holland Rusk to view the package as it is not sold in all stores even in the South.
The Kitty Justice is it is a great luncheon meal and even great for dinner. Enjoy