Salad Inspired By Marconi's

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Chopping Is Key To Making Dish That's A 'Reasonable Facsimile' Of Restaurant's

July 15, 2009|By Julie Rothman | Julie Rothman,Special to The Baltimore Sun

Brucie White of Baltimore was hoping someone might have the recipe for the signature chopped salad that was served at Marconi's restaurant that was in downtown Baltimore for many years and is now closed. Many locals remember the restaurant fondly but, unfortunately, no official cookbook from the famous restaurant seems to have surfaced over the years.

However, Mike Flynn of Timonium, also a great fan of the salad, has developed a recipe that he thinks makes a "reasonable facsimile"of the renowned Marconi's chopped salad. While it may not be exactly the salad that White remembers, Flynn's recipe is a snap to make. Feel free to add or subtract ingredients to suit your personal preference.

The real secret to this salad, in my opinion, is all in the chopping.

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Chopped Salad

Note: Inspired by Marconi's Restaurant

Makes: 6 servings


package mixed salad greens


hard-boiled eggs


tomato, diced


can flat anchovies, drained and chopped (optional)


cup Hellman's mayonnaise

Mix all the ingredients together in a large salad bowl. Using two sharp knives, chop thoroughly.

Nutrition information

Per serving: 309 calories, 3 grams protein, 31 grams fat, 5 grams saturated fat, 3 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 84 milligrams cholesterol, 228 milligrams sodium

Nutritional analysis by registered dietitian Jodie Shields

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