Welcome to my kitchen!
I’m doing something a little different today – The Royal Mom has an old cookbook from 1942 that had some interesting bacon recipes in it. She thought it would be fun to give you the recipes and for me to whip them up in my castle kitchen. I’m totally on board with one of them but not so sure about the other!
The book is called “New American Cook Book” and has tons of old recipes that have been around forever but there are some that we’ve never heard of.
First is the one that I think sounds yummy………….
FRIED BACON AND APPLES
This recipe could NOT be any more simple! But would sure make an interesting side with ANYTHING…..especially chicken I think.
12 slices bacon
3 firm apples
3 tablespoons sugar
Fry bacon crisp. Remove to hot platter and keep warm. Wash and quarter apples, removing all core and seeds. Put them in hot bacon fat. Cover tightly. Fry until they are partly soft, turning once. Sprinkle on sugar. Continue frying, uncovered until well browned. Serve hot, garnished with bacon. NOTE: Pineapple rings, dipped in flour and browned in bacon fat are also delicious with bacon.
Sounds tasty doesn’t it…………
Now this one I’m not so sure about – I guess it’s an appetizer type thing – not sure – just thought it was interesting! By the way – there are no photos in this cookbook so I googled and got these photos which MAY or MAY NOT look like the finished product !
12 bacon slices
2 cups bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 teaspoons diced green pepper
1 small onion finely diced
1 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup milk
Combine bread crumbs, celery, green pepper and onion, and season with salt and pepper. Moisten with slightly beaten egg and milk. Place a tablespoon of this mixture on a slice of bacon. Roll the bacon slice around the mixture and fasten the ends with a toothpick. cook these in the oven until the bacon is crisp and the roll is heated through. Serve while hot.
I thought it might be fun to see a couple of recipes from this 1942 cookbook and maybe experiment with something from that time…..that was five years before the Royal Mom made an entrance into the world so you know they’re old recipes (oops…..did I say something indelicate???).
Your usual giggles…..Happy Saturday from the Castle!
King T !