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Austrian Village Potato Salad

-----Original Message----- 
From: George 
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 10:09 PM
Subject: Austrian village potato salad

Hi we had this recipe many times @ my gf house she orders it from Austrian 
village located on Huntington pike in Rockledge, Pa. It does not have 
mayonnaise  in it, the potatoes are sliced not cubed, there is parsley but I 
can,t figure out the oil & vinegar mix... Can u help?

Hello George,

Well, of course Lotte doesn't give out the recipe for "Lotte's secret potato salad." I don't know of any way to get that recipe. I looked for a copycat recipe or "tastes like". The only recipe that I could find that mentioned tasting similar was this one: German Potato Salad

As for recommendations, I've never had the potato salad at The Austrian Village Restaurant, so I could not recommend a recipe. There are dozens of German potato salads on the web. Austrian Village has a website at: The owners of Austrian Village are Gottlieb & Lotte Burits according to the site. Gottlieb Burits and Head Chef Werner Lauinger are from Austria, but Lotte, the creator of the potato salad, is from Swabia, in Germany. If she based her potato salad recipe on one from her homeland, then these Swabian Potato Salad recipes might help:

German Food at

Cup of Sugar Pinch of Salt

Andrea's Recipes

Spaces and Spices

These are Austrian Potato Salad recipes, as is the one below:

Washington Post

Jacob Joins

Austrian Warm Potato Salad

Austrian Potato Salad

I'll post this on the site. It's possible that a reader who has actually had the Austrian Village Restaurant potato salad can recommend a recipe.


From "Austrian Appetit(E): Austrian Dishes and Recipes"  By Isabella Fleck

Austrian Potato Salad (Kartoffelsalat)

600 gr     potatoes
1    onion
pumpkin seed oil
balsamic (or vinegar)
sunflower oil
mixed herbs

Cook potatoes, then peel and cut in small slices, add cut onions,
season with salt and pepper,add oil and balsamic, mix a little bit
mustard into,sprinkle with chives for serving 

Grandmother's Broccoli Casserole

From: Jo Beth 
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2013 8:05 PM
Subject: Grandmothers Broccoli Casserole

Years and years ago my grandmother used to make a broccoli casserole that had 2 boxes of frozen chopped broccoli, 
10 eggs (i think), grated colby jack cheese, and cottage cheese.. I can not remember the rest of the items or the 
exact measurements... This was from the 70's or 80's and I think she cut it out of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.. 
but I can't find it in the archives... HELP!!! I really want to make this for my family but can not find it anywhere..

Thank you in advance
Jo Beth 

Hello Jo Beth,

Sorry, I had no success with this recipe. No trace. Nada. There are similar recipes, but I found none exactly like your description. See below for a couple of those similar recipes. They donít contain exactly the same amounts of ingredients. 10 eggs is a lot Ė most recipes have six eggs. Several with colby cheese, but not with colby jack cheese. Many with 1 package of frozen broccoli, but few with 2 packages (thatís why yours needs 10 eggs....). Not a trace of anything quite like your description from the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Iíll post this. Thereís always a chance that someone else saved that recipe out of the Star Telegram years ago.


Broccoli Cheese Casserole

6 eggs
2 lbs. creamed sm. curd cottage cheese
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 lb. diced Colby cheese (med. or sharp)
2 green onions, chopped
2 pkgs. (10 oz.) frozen broccoli

Lightly beat eggs in a large bowl.  Then add all other ingredients.  Add pepper to taste.  
Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, uncovered.
Broccoli Cheese Casserole

1 pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, partly thawed
1 stick margarine
8 oz. colby cheese, cubed
1/2 doz. eggs
24 oz. cottage cheese
6 tbsp. flour

  Beat eggs.  Add cottage cheese and flour; mix well.  Add cheese and margarine (thinly sliced).  
Mix in broccoli.  Pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. 

Oak Lane Diner Coleslaw

-----Original Message----- 
From: Pat
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 4:02 PM
Subject: Cole slaw recipe

Hello, as a girl whose mother did not cook I ate in a lot of Diners... One 
was the Oak Lane Diner @66 & Broad St in Philadelphia. I've tried but can 
never duplicate. I think there may have been radishes?   Or something with a 
wonderful bite of flavor. This cole slaw was to die for. Maybe u can solve 
this mystery. Thanks.

Hi Pat,

This is another of those cases where the restaurant is reviewed dozens of times on travel and restaurant review sites, but no one gives a clue about any of their dishes. I did not find any recipes, copycats, or "tastes-likes." I did not find even a good description of the cole slaw.

Their menu is here: Oak Lane Diner The cole slaw is mentioned 15 times on the menu, but there isn't a clue as to what's in it.

I can't solve a mystery without clues. If it's practical for you to go there, your best chance is probably just to go in and ask your waitress for the coleslaw recipe.

I'll post this request on my site in case a reader who is familiar with the Oak Lane Diner coleslaw can help.


Kuenning's Restaurant Dressing

Kuenning's Restaurant Dressing.
Columbus Dispatch August 8, 2011
This came from the Columbus Dispatch from 1985.

1 pint Miracle Whip 
1/2 cup sour cream 
3 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped 
2 to 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese 
Pinch of salt 
Pinch of onion salt 
Pinch of paprika 
Pinch of celery seeds

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Whirl to blend.

Barbara Weeks, Pomeroy

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