Wednesday, April 8, 2009

1930's family dinner part 2

Next week we'll have to write up the menu party style, but this week, its back to the family table.

We're serving up fried squirrel tonight.  Don't worry, I've dressed and washed this little guy quite thoroughly.  Please give a squeeze of lemon over the tender rodent before consuming. May I offer you gravy?  I do hope you'll enjoy these tasty sweet potato fritters alongside your tasty li'l critter.

You'll need:
 2c mashed sweet potatoes
1/2c flour
1/2t salt
1t baking powder
4t melted butter
2 eggs
1c milk
1T sugar

Combine butter potatoes, sugar, milk, and egg yolks.  Beat until smooth.  Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking poweder and salt.  Add to first mixture.  Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.  Drop by teaspoonfuls into deep fat (365 degrees). Fry until brown.  Drain on crumpled absorbent paper.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  (is anybody else's mouth watering now?)

Spanish String Beans will make an excellent savory side with lots of garlic, onion, and bacon fat.

Shall we finish our plate with delicious apples and onions, thinly sliced, sprinkled with salt, and served with French Dressing?

I don't think we really need dessert tonight, we did just have powder sugar covered sweet-potato fritters afterall.  But if you're extra good, I'll let you chose between Baked Heart, Kidney Stew, and Creamed Brains for tomorrow night, ok?


Heatherlyn said...

As I grow older I really enjoy sweet potatos!

Kristina P. said...

I don't know how this happened, but I am not a fan of sweet potatoes! I do love sweets, and potatoes, so clearly, it's a manufacturer's defect.

the letter Bee said...

Que ate Bull [wang] soup while on his mission in Bolivia. Now I'm starting to wonder if Bolivian cuisine is really 1930s cuisine.

I like sweet potatoes and yams, but that's only because my diet won't let me eat white or red potatoes. There is a BBQ place in Sandy that has the BEST sweet potato fries. Mmmmm

Anonymous said...

Those fritters sound delightful. And they sound like all of the nutrition in them has been canceled out by all of the other sinful ingredients. Stupid weight loss!

Whitney R said...

HAHA, I finally have time to come visit all my long lost blog buddies and I read this post. Made me smile and giggle and I realized I've REALLY been missing out!!