Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Potato Pancakes

* 2 eggs, separated
* 1 cup mashed potatoes
* ½ cup flour
* 1 cup milk
* 2 tsp. baking powder

Add egg yolks to the mashed potatoes and mix well. Add the flour and baking powder alternately with the milk until smooth. Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites and drop spoonfuls on hot greased griddle or skillet. Finely chopped onion is sometimes sprinkled on the batter on griddle before turning. Serve hot with meat.

Pumpkin Custard

* 2 cups pumpkin, sieved
* 1 cup soft bread crumbs
* 2 eggs, separated
* 1½ cups milk
* 1 cup sugar
* 3 tblsps. butter, melted
* ¼ tsp. salt
* 1 tsp. orange flavoring

Combine ingredients except egg whites in the order listed and mix well after each addition. Pour into baking dish or custard cups. Bake in a slow oven (325-f) until mixture thickens and browns. Beat the egg whites, adding 2 tablespoons of sugar, until stiff, spread on top of custard and brown lightly.

Apple Pandowdy

* 4 tart apples
* ½ cup molasses
* ½ teaspoon cinnamon
* 2 tablespoons butter
* biscuit dough

Pare and slice apples and arrange in a well greased shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle over molasses and dot with butter. Cover with biscuit dough which has been rolled to about ½ inch thickness. Cut gashes in dough to allow steam to escape. Bake in moderate oven about 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve hot, cutting out squares of the biscuit to use as a base for the fruit mixture. Serve with cream flavored with nutmeg.

Potato Filling

* 2 cups mashed potatoes
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 qt. stale bread, cubed
* 2 tblsp. butter
* 1 onion, minced
* ½ cup celery, diced
* 1 tblsp. minced parsley
* 1 tsp. salt
* pinch of pepper

Put the beaten egg into the mashed potatoes and mix well. Melt the butter in a large skillet and saute the onion and celery. Stir in the bread crumbs to toast for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Add all the other ingredients, combine with the potatoes and mix thoroughly.