Huzaren Salade

Huzaren Salade

Dutch Potato Salad also called Huzaren Salade or as we called it at home Slaatje is a traditional Dutch dish presented at twelve o’clock at night. This salad is only called Huzaren Salade in the Netherlands. In the rest of the world they call a salad of meat, potatoes, pickles, onion, dressing and some mayonnaise on top, a Russian salad. The origin of the Huzaren Salade is – as is the case with many dishes – not completely known. Hussars were originally Hungarian horsemen, who camped in the Austrian army to fight against the Turks. It was impossible to make fire in the battle area, because they had to remain unseen. Therefore, the hussars took food that they had prepared in advance. Such as cold salads with potatoes, vegetables and meat. This is how these salads got the name Hussar salad.

Macaroni Dutch Style

Macaroni Dutch Style

My mother used to make macaroni differently then what you see here in the USA. Here they would call it Goulash. Since we don’t have the famous Honing Macaroni mix I improvised. Enjoy.

Hachee

Hachee

Hachee has been around since the middle ages. Originally, Hachee was a peasant dish invented as a way to use up leftover meat. The name of the dish is derived from the French word hacher, meaning to chop, referring to the method of preparing the meat stew.

Butter Fried Chicken

Butter Fried Chicken

My mother used to cook chicken only on Sundays. Why? I really don’t know. We did not eat often chicken, even though we had chickens and plenty of range free eggs. Anyways here is moms version of her butter braised chicken. My favorite part of the chicken always has been the wings, breast and thigh. In this recipe I used wings.

Curry Mustard Cauliflower

Curry Mustard Cauliflower

Curry Cauliflower a different way. Very tasty a recipe from Ottolenghi’s recipe book simple.