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Hussar’s salad


Serves 6:


Huzarensalade is so very Dutch that you can find a recipe even in the authoritative Van Dale Dutch Dictionary. It is a dish for New Year’s Eve, to be served around twelve o’clock and eaten after New Year’s kissing ceremony. But the Dutch also like to serve this salad on other festive occasions. The name is said to  derive from the fact that hussars, once stationed all over the country, were underfed in their barracks. In desperation they courted the kitchenmaids of wealthy families, who fed them cold left-overs from their master’s kitchens. And apparently did their best to please their heroes …