A recipe from “A Picture Treasury of Good Cooking” –
A Tested Recipe Institute Cook Book” published in 1953
Category Archives: 1950’s recipes
Flavourful Hash / Smakfull Pytt-i-Panne
Eggs Marvelous / Fantastiske Egg
Skillet Eggs Creole / Kreolske Egg Posjert i Panne
Peach Upside-Down Cake / Fersken Opp-nedkake
Skillet Chop Suey / Pannestekt Chop Suey
“Open Sasame” Pie / “Open Sasame” Pai
“Magic Crystals" Banana Cream Pie / "Magic Crystals" Pai med Banankrem
A pie recipe from an ad for Carnation published in April 1956
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Pan-Fried Shrimp Royal / Pannestekt Shrimp Royal
Heavenly Rice Pudding / Himmelsk Rispudding
Stuffed Iceberg Lettuce / Fylt Isbergsalat
A vegetarian starter recipe found in “Knudsen Recipes For Greater Food Value” published by Knudsen Creamery Co in 1957
Iceberg lettuce is one of the main constituents in salads and is known for its crunchy texture. It has comparatively less nutrients than the other greens that you may find in salads.
Iceberg lettuce is an excellent source of potassium and manganese, as well as a very good source of iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous. It also contains traces of sodium, copper, and zinc.
Iceberg lettuce is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C. It is also a good source of thiamin, vitamin B6, and folate (vitamin B9).
Iceberg lettuce contains 14 calories per 100 grams. It mainly contains water and dietary fiber. This food is low in sodium and is also very low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
Iceberg lettuce has a high water content and is very low in calories. Therefore, it is good for weight loss efforts.
Promotes Good Health
It is rich in vitamin A which is an essential vitamin required for healthy eyes, growth and development of bones and strengthening of immune system.
Shrimp Curry / Rekekarri
A dinner recipe found in “Cooking for a Man”
published by House of Heublein in 1953
Since it is my birthday today I thought it only right to post one of my
favourite dishes. I love curry and I love shellfish. And I even found
that recipe in a book that was published the year I was born. So now
those of you with a head for numbers can find out how old I am
Meatloaf Fifties Style / Femtitalls Kjøttbrød
A typical dinner recipe from “God Og Billig Hverdagsmat”
(Nice And Inexpensive Everyday Food)
published by N W Damm & Sønn in 1955
There is a delightful simplicity to the recipes in this book, completely free of all the show off vanity one finds in particularly cook books from the late eithties and early nineties.
This is straightforward everyday food presented simply and honestly, just like the Scandinavian fifites themselves. The recipe is from one of my mother’s cook books, now mine, and I’m very fond of it – Ted
1950s Coronation Chicken / 50talls Kronings Kylling
A great 1950s dinner recipe found on goodhousekeeping.com
Created by Rosemary Hume, founder of London’s L’Ecole du Petit Cordon Bleu, this dish was served at the Queen’s Coronation in 1953. The recipe was published ahead of the Coronation so the dish could also be enjoyed at street parties nationwide. Still perfect for a summer party.