2 tablespoonfuls Crisco 4 tablespoonfuls cooked spinach 3 small cooked potatoes 1 tablespoonful chopped onion Salt and pepper to taste 2 hard-cooked eggs 1 raw egg Breadcrumbs Crisco flake pastry
Rub spinach and potatoes through wire sieve; fry onion in Crisco, add spinach and potatoes, season with salt and pepper, fry a few minutes, then set aside till cold. Roll out pastry, cut out some small rounds, then place spoonful of vegetable mixture on half the number of pastry rounds, place slice of hard-cooked egg on each, brush round edges with beaten egg, press other round on this, dip in egg and breadcrumbs and fry in hot Crisco. Serve hot. Sufficient for six croquettes.
Mixed Vegetable Souffle
1 tablespoonful Crisco 1/4 lb. cooked carrots 1/2 lb. boiled potatoes 3/4 lb. boiled turnips 1/2 lb. stewed onions 1 tablespoonful chopped parsley Salt and pepper to taste 3 eggs
Chop onions, add vegetables mashed, then mix well, add Crisco, seasonings, and yolks of eggs. Beat up whites of eggs to stiff froth and fold them into mixture, then turn it into Criscoed fireproof dish and bake thirty minutes in moderate oven.
Nut and Macaroni Savory
4 tablespoonfuls melted Crisco 1/2 lb. chopped Brazil nuts 1 cupful boiled macaroni 1-3/4 cupfuls breadcrumbs 2 eggs 3 cupfuls milk 2 tablespoonfuls chopped parsley Salt, pepper, and powdered mace to taste Brown sauce
Cut macaroni into small pieces and put into bowl, add nuts, breadcrumbs, seasonings, eggs well beaten, and milk; turn into well greased earthenware dish, dot with tiny pieces of Crisco and bake in moderate oven forty-five minutes. Serve hot with brown sauce.
Potato and Nut Croquettes
2 tablespoonfuls melted Crisco 2 cupfuls riced potatoes 1 tablespoonful milk Salt, pepper, and red pepper to taste Few drops onion juice 1 egg and 1 yolk of egg 1/3 cupful chopped nut meats 1/4 cupful cream 1/4 cupful breadcrumbs
Mix potatoes with Crisco, milk, yolk of egg, onion juice and seasonings, and mix well. Put cream and breadcrumbs into small saucepan and stir to thick paste, then cool; now add nuts, salt and pepper to taste and half yolk of egg. Inclose some of nut mixture in potato mixture, making ingredients into neat croquettes. Beat up remainder of egg with tablespoonful of water. Roll croquettes in fine breadcrumbs, brush over with egg, and again roll in crumbs. Fry in hot Crisco to golden brown, then drain. Crisco should be heated until a crumb of bread becomes a golden brown in forty seconds. Serve hot decorated with parsley.
Sufficient for eight croquettes.