Grate cocoanut and sprinkle it over the top of salad. Especially nice over chicken, shrimp and fish salads; also on potato, tomato and egg salads. Grated cocoanut lends a handsome appearance to any salad.
Soak 3 Dutch herrings in milk; then cut off the heads and tails and cut herrings into one-half inch pieces. Add 2 apples cut fine, 2 hard-boiled eggs sliced thin, some cooked beets cut fine, some celery and green onions cut into very small pieces. Season and mix together. Pour over some vinaigrette sauce, and sprinkle with chopped gherkins.
Irish Cucumber Salad.
Peel the cucumbers and slice thin; add 1 onion sliced. Sprinkle well with salt; let stand half an hour on ice; press out all the water; sprinkle with white pepper and chopped parsley. Add vinegar mixed with sugar, to taste, and salad oil. Serve at once.
English Chicken Salad.
Mix 1 cup of cold chicken cut fine with 1 cup of chopped celery, 1 cup of cooked chestnuts chopped and 2 green peppers cut fine. Season with salt and pepper. Put on crisp lettuce leaves in the salad bowl; cover with a mayonnaise dressing. Serve cold.
French Lettuce Salad
Take the inner lettuce leaves; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix the yolks of 2 hard-boiled eggs with 1 tablespoonful of olive-oil and stir all together with 2 tablespoonfuls of white wine vinegar. Serve at once with meats.
Swiss Beet Salad.
Boil red beets until tender; skin and cut into thin slices. Sprinkle with salt, whole pepper, whole cloves, 2 bay-leaves and mix with wine vinegar.
Belgian Potato Salad.
Slice cold boiled potatoes very thin and mix with chopped celery and onion; season with salt and pepper. Then mix the yolks of 2 hard-boiled eggs with 1 tablespoonful of olive-oil. Add to the salad with 2 tablespoonfuls of vinegar. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.