Frankfurter Friday- Frankfurter Fritatta

I would not generally associate James Beard with frankfurters. It turns out though that in his book How to Eat Better for Less Money he provides quite a few frankfurter recipes. This fritatta recipe seems like it would be tasty and a budget pleaser:

Frankfurter Fritatta

6 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion , chopped fine
4 to 5 frankfurters, cut in shreds
6 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
Melt the butter in a skillet and cook the onion and green pepper until the onions are just golden. Add the frankfurters and cook until delicately browned and cooked through- about 5 minutes. Pour over them the eggs mixed with the cheese, parsley and seasonings and cook until eggs are just set. Put under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes to brown the top a little. Serve cut into wedges with potato salad or Cole Slaw. Serves 4.

A different salmon patty recipe

I know there are zillions of recipes for salmon patties but this one caught my eye because of the use of croutons as the binding agent. There are so many flavors of croutons now that you could make a flavorful salmon patty. The recipe is from a Pillsbury booklet: Working People's Cookbook, 1978.

Salmon Patties

2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon instant minced onion
1 1/2 cups salad croutons, crushed
16-oz. can salmon, drained and flaked
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
In large bowl, beat eggs slightly. Stir in remaining ingredients except butter. Firmly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties. In large skillet, melt butter. Saute patties over low heat until browned. Serve with creamed peas, or a mustard or dill sauce.

Pineapple Fingers

I have quite a few community fundraiser books. I don't look at them too often because they all seem to feature similar common recipes. Today I pick up Cooking in Paradise a fundraiser for The First Evangelical Free Church Of Hawaii Women's Missionary Society from 1979. I have four or five books from Hawaii and they really don't feature recipes that we would think of having an Hawaiian touch. This book came closer than usual with this recipe for Pineapple Fingers:

Pineapple Fingers
Step 1
1 yellow cake mix
2 egg yolks,reserve whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons melted butter
Combine and press into greased 13 x 9 inch pan.

Step 2
Beat 2 egg whites until stiff

Step 3
Add 2/3 cup sugar to egg whites. Fold in 1/2 cup coconut, and small can crushed pineapple (drained).

Step 4
Spread over cake mixture and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool before cutting.

Frankfurter Beef Loaf

This recipe is a real oldie, from the 1935 booklet Our Favorite Meat Recipes. It was an National Live Stock And Meat Board publication. The appeal of the photos have not held up to time so I won't be posting them. Have you noticed that vintage meat dish photos are usually very nasty looking? Well on to the recipe:

Frankfurter Beef Loaf

2 pounds ground beef
4 medium-sized frankfurters
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 small onion, grated
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 slices bacon
Combine ground beef and bread crumbs. Season with grated onion, chopped parsley and salt and pepper. Moisten with beaten egg and shape into a loaf, with the frankfurters, lengthwise in it. Put bacon strips over the top and bake in a 350 degree oven for one hour.