Boil one quart of small potatoes, Bermuda potatoes are best. Do not peel
them, just wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly in cold water. Put
them in a kettle with enough cold water, slightly salted, just to cover
them; stand them over a brisk fire with the kettle covered until the
water begins to boil; then turn down the heat, lift the cover of the
kettle slightly and let the potatoes cook slowly till done. Drain off
the water and stand the potatoes where the
will get cold. But do not
put them in a refrigerator. When quite cold, peel the potatoes and slice
them very thin in a salad bowl. To every two layers of potato slices
sprinkle over a very light layer of white onions sliced very thin. Texas
onions are particularly fine for this purpose.
When the salad bowl is well filled pour over the salad a French dressing
made of equal parts of oil and vinegar; let the vinegar be part
tarragon; use a palatable amount of salt and pepper. When ready to
serve, cover the surface of the salad with a stiff mayonnaise in which a
suggestion of cream has been mixed. Ornament with quarters of
hard-boiled eggs, boiled beets cut in fancy slices and a fringe of
parsley around the edge of the bowl.