Wartime Wednesdays: Meatless Meals.
Another Wartime Wednesday, working through a true door-stop of a book.
This week, we take the meatless route, as many a household did during the war years.
Nice and light, Corn Oysters and Welsh Rarebit
No oysters were harmed in the making of this dish!
Canned sweet corn, chopped as finely as possible, mixed with a little melted butter and flour, seasoned with salt and pepper, and fried in hot oil till golden.
So, light, so airy; and unbelievably good! Matt liked them so much, he was thinking of other dishes to pair them with.
A slightly different recipe; shredded cheese, butter, paprika, mustard and Worcestershire sauce (vegetarian), melted in a double boiler. To this add ginger ale, then a lightly beaten egg!
A bit salty, and the tiny amount of mustard really came through. But served over toast (or crackers, as suggested in the book), it was really quite good. Doesn't reheat well, though.
Another helpful tip for the wartime housewife:
What To Buy To Build Healthful Menus
The food dollar will be used to advantage and serve all it's necessary purposes, if it is divided into five, spent and served as follows:
ONE-FIFTH or more for whole milk, cream, cheese and cod-liver oil for growing children. Plan to give each child 1 quart and each adult at least 1 pint milk in some form, per day.
ONE-FIFTH for vegetables and fruit, with emphasis on the green leaf and yellow fruits and vegetables. Serve at least 1 cooked vegetable, besides potatoes, and 1 fresh vegetable each day. Serve fresh fruit twice a day, with citrus fruit at least once.
ONE-FIFTH or less for meats, fish and eggs, serving liver in some form at least once a week.
ONE-FIFTH for breads, and cereals, especially the whole grains.
ONE-FIFTH for fats, sugar and other groceries.
Blog Party#15 is here, and this month, we're hitting the books! That's right, we're taking inspiration from our favorite stories and turning them into appetizers and cocktails! Post your dishes no later than Thursday, 19 October...early is always good...and get your links to me either by posting in the comments, or by emailing me at thehappysorceress at gmail dot com. I'll post the party round-up Saturday, the 21st. Hope to see you there!
Tagged with: Food & Drink + Dinner + Corn + Fritters + Cookbooks + Recipes + Retro + 1940's + Welsh Rarebit + Vegetarian