Archive for December 2013

WW2 Recipes

December 30, 2013

I inherited my mother’s recipe collection. Some of the recipes go back to when she was a child on the farm, others are from WW2.

Since there is a movement of frugality, and an interest in old recipes, I am posting the WW2 era recipes here. Please note, these are just curiosities. If you want to try them,do so at your own risk. Some of them sound revolting!

WW2 Era Recipes,

Spam Loaf
one can spam
one can mushroom soup
1 cup oatmeal
1 1/3 cup evaporated milk
two dried eggs reconstituted
grind spam in a meat grinder. Place ingredients in a bowl, add ground spam. Mix well and form a loaf. Bake at 350┬░ for 45 min. or until done.

Meat and Macaroni Fran├žais
two slices of bacon diced
2 tablespoons oleo
1/2 cup onions
1/2 cup celery
1/3 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/2 pound ground organ meat, or ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
one clove of garlic
a little pepper
one beef bullion cube dissolved in 1 cup of water
18 ounce can tomato sauce
2 cups dry elbow macaroni
in a large heavy frypan cook the bacon until crisp add the butter onions, celery, carrots, and cook over low flame until soft.
Add meat, stir two separate particles. Salt, garlic, pepper, beef broth, and tomato sauce. You may add 1 cup of wine. Cover and cook for 10 min.
Meanwhile, cook macaroni and drain in a colander.
When the meat mixture is cooked, add the macaroni and stir in cover and cook for 10 more minutes on very low heat
makes six servings.

Salmon a la Mornay
three medium potatoes peeled and cooked
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup dried milk reconstituted
1/2 cup grated cheese, American or cheddar
one dried egg reconstituted
one can of salmon
cooking mash the potatoes placed in a greased baking pan make a white sauce with a little butter flour and reconstituted dry milk. Season to taste add the cheese and the egg. Pour half this mixture into a greased pan add the salmon in cover with sauce top with breadcrumbs . Bake at 350 for 20 min. serves four

Bungalow pie
six crackers rolled fine
one can of tuna
one quarter onion sliced fine
1 tablespoon dried tapioca
2 cups dried milk reconstituted
1 tablespoon oleo
salt and pepper to taste
press the crackers into a pie pan. Place tuna on top of cracker crust, topped with mashed potatoes and bake at 350 for half an hour.
(I think you’re supposed to put the tuna in the reconstituted milk along with the tapioca to thicken it with the butter ,salt and pepper. The recipe doesn’t mention it, but I guess that’s how you do it)

gizzards and noodles
2 cups chicken gizzards (ground in a meat grinder)
one onion (ground with the gizzards in the meat grinder)
3 tablespoons oleo
1 tablespoon flour
salt and pepper
two chicken bouillon cubes reconstituted in 2 cups of water
one package noodles
in frying pan, brown the gizzards and onion until thoroughly cooked. Add the 2 cups of chicken bouillon and simmer. Meanwhile, cook the noodles.
In a pot, melt oleo. Then stir in the flour. Cook over low heat until the roux is formed. To the chicken broth and gizzard mixture. Stir until thickened. Add cooked, drained noodles. Fold in noodles. Serves four.

Clam fritters
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
two eggs reconstituted
1/2 cup dried milk reconstituted
1/4 cup clam juice
one dozen clams clean and chopped
1 tablespoon melted shortening
mix and sift flour salt and pepper. Add beaten eggs milk and clam juice mix until smooth. Quickly stir in melted shortening. Stir in clams
drop by tablespoon into hot fat and fry for 5 min. or until brown. Drain on unglazed paper.
Serve hot with lemon juice or mayonnaise.

Spanish liver
1 pound sliced liver
five medium onions sliced
four raw tomatoes or 2 cups canned tomatoes
one large green pepper
one sliced bacon
wash the liver well in cold water. Drain and dredge in flour in a frying pan cook the bacon, add 1/2 inch of melted shortening. When the shortening is hot, cook the liver season with salt and pepper remove to a dish. To the fat, add the sliced onion and green pepper. Push around in fat until cooked . Put vegetables on the dish with the liver. Pour off the fat. Put the liver and vegetables back in the pan, add the tomato, cover tightly, and simmer for 10 min. serve with rice.

Applesauce brownies
melt together in a small pan 1/2 cup oleo and 6 tablespoons cocoa powder. Blend well
in the bowl add one cup of sugar
three quarters of a cup of applesauce (sweetened canned)
add 1 cup sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
mix together all ingredients and pour into greased and floured 9 x 9″ pan. Bake for 35 min. at 350. Remove promptly from other. Cut into squares. Cool. Makes 24 pieces

Wartime cake
1 teaspoons each cinnamon and nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cloves, powdered
2 cups of water
two heaping tablespoons of oleo
2 cups of raisins, plus any candied peel or fruit that you have.
Boil this for 4 min. cool until cold. (You may put in icebox)
3 cups of flour sifted
1 teaspoon baking soda
mix the fruit mixture with the flour and soda, place in a greased pan. Bake at 350 45 to 50 min.
let stand 10 min. before taking out pan
(this may be too much nutmeg, I’ve only used the quarter teaspoon but I make this cake)