Thursday, February 21, 2019

Scalloped Onions and Peanuts (1927)

  • 4 to 6 medium-sized onions
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup peanuts, ground
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbspn butter
  • 1 tbspn flour
  • Buttered bread crumbs
Cook the skinned onions in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and slice with a sharp knife. Make a thin cream sauce by cooking together the butter, flour, and milk.

Place the onions in layers in greased baking dish, cover each layer with cream sauce, then the peanuts. Continue until all ingredients, except bread crumbs, are used.

Cover the top with buttered bread crumbs and bake in a moderate oven (about 350 degrees) until golden brown. Serve from the baking dish.

More "Lost" Onion Recipes
White House Scalloped Onions (1887)
Mennonite Hot Dog Relish with Green Tomatoes (1950)

(Origin - "Aunt Sammy's Radio Recipes" by The Bureau of Home Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Published in 1927. Aunt Sammy was a fictional radio character created by the Bureau of Home Economics of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for a popular cooking show called Housekeeper's Chat. Its target audience was farm wives. The show aired from 1926 to 1944.) 

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