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The Story of Crisco eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 267 pages of information about The Story of Crisco.

Mash potatoes by rubbing them through wire sieve with back of wooden spoon; dissolve Crisco, add it to potatoes with 1 of eggs well beaten and seasonings.  Mix and divide into 10 or 12 pieces, form them into neat croquettes, brush over with remaining beaten egg, toss in breadcrumbs, and fry in hot Crisco.

January 13

Oysters on Half Shell Radishes Pickled Pears *Mutton Cutlets Potato Balls Chestnut Puree Lettuce, French Dressing Pineapple Bavarian Cream Cakes Coffee

Mutton Cutlets_—­Slit 1 pound chestnuts, place in hot oven to loosen skins, shell and take off inner skin.  Place in saucepan with gravy to cover and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Boil until tender, then drain and rub through sieve.  Chop fine 2 slices ham, add 2 tablespoons Crisco with 1/4 pound chestnut puree, season with salt, pepper and red pepper.  Add 1 egg yolk and mix.  Trim 8 cutlets, make 1/4 cup Crisco hot in frying pan, cook cutlets 1 minute on right side only, then arrange them flat on dish, cover with another with weight on top, leave until cold.  Spread puree over cooked side of cutlets, brush with beaten egg and cover with breadcrumbs.  Fry on both sides, and place in oven 5 minutes.  Dish in circle on mashed potatoes; fill center with fried potato balls and sprinkle with, chopped parsley.  Serve with gravy.

January 14

Cream of Cheese Soup Celery Olives *Codfish Balls Baked Potatoes Baked Macaroni and Peas Spinach Salad Cheese Relish Fig Pudding Coffee

Codfish Balls_—­2 cupfuls mashed potatoes, 1-1/2 cupfuls shredded codfish, 1 egg, 1 tablespoonful Crisco, melted, 1/8 teaspoonful pepper.  Put codfish in wire strainer, let cold water run through and squeeze dry.  Mix the hot, unseasoned potatoes with codfish.  To this add the melted Crisco, beaten egg and pepper.  Beat well.  Shape in balls and fry in deep Crisco until a golden brown color.

January 15

Vegetable Soup Pickled Beets Celery Olives Sauted Chicken, Brown Gravy *Candied Sweet Potatoes Lettuce and Green Pepper Salad Plum Pudding, Hard Sauce Coffee

Candied Sweet Potatoes_—­12 sweet potatoes, 1 cup boiling water, brown sugar, 1/4 cup Crisco, salt, pepper, and powdered cinnamon.  Pare and parboil potatoes, cut in halves, boil 10 minutes, drain, lay in greased baking dish.  Spread with Crisco, sprinkle with brown sugar, salt, pepper, and powdered cinnamon, pour in boiling water and cook until tender.  Baste often with sauce in pan while cooking.  The cinnamon may be omitted.

January 16

Lettuce Cocktail Cream of Spinach Soup Broiled Hamburg Steak Baked Potatoes Brussels Sprouts Pineapple Salad Cheese Balls Urney Pudding Coffee_

_*Lettuce Cocktail_—­1 crisp head of lettuce, 4 tablespoons tomato catsup, 2 tablespoons Crisco, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 4 hard-cooked eggs, 4 tablespoons vinegar, 3 tablespoons sugar, 4 small onions, and salt to taste.

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