This section is from the book "For Danish Appetites", by Lyla G. Solum. Also available from Amazon: For Danish Appetites.
4 large Potatoes 1 Onion.
3 tablespoons Bacon Grease.
2 tablespoons Vinegar.
1 teaspoon Salt.
2 tablespoons Sugar.
Boil potatoes with their jackets on. While still hot, peel them and cut into small bite size chunks. Melt the bacon grease in a skillet and stir the chopped onion into it. Cook until the onion is limp and pale yellow, being careful not to brown it. Add the other ingredients and bring to a boil. Pour over the potatoes and stir just enough to mix. Just before serving mix in 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise. Many cooks like to use 1/4 teaspoon celery seed also.
This is another of the vegetables that could be listed in either the vegetable or the pickle chapter. Boil the beets in water until tender, about 1 hour. The skins will slip off easily. Skin and slice into a crock or a glass jar. Bring to boil 1 cup vinegar and 2 cups sugar with salt and pepper. Pour this over the beets and let stand for 24 hours. Serve with various kinds of meat or as a salad or Smorrebrod garnish.
Kale, 3 leaves per person Salt.
4 tablespoons Butter 3 tablespoons Flour 11/2 cups Milk.
Cook kale in salted water until tender, first removing the large center vein. Hard boil the eggs. Melt the butter in a sauce pan and stir in the flour. Add the milk gradually and bring to a boil. Cook until thickened. Chop the Kale and the eggs. Stir into the white sauce and serve at once.
1 head Cabbage.
1 pound Ground Beef.
1 small Onion Pinch of Cloves Salt and Pepper.
Drop head of cabbage into a kettle of boiling water and leave for about five minutes, to wilt the leaves. Remove leaves one at a time. Mix meat, onion, which has been chopped very fine, salt, pepper and cloves, with the eggs and place a large spoonful in the center of each cabbage leaf. Roll and fasten with a toothpick or tie with a string to hold it. Drop into boiling salted water and simmer for 1 hour. Thicken the broth, in which the rolls were cooked for gravy and pour over the rolls which have been arranged on a large platter. Another recipe for Cabbage rolls will be found in the chapter on Meats.
These are delicious and taste exactly like fresh string beans; no "canned" trace can be detected.
No. 2 can String Beans, including the water.
1 small Onion, minced.
2 slices Bacon.
1/2 teaspoon each Sugar, Pepper, Salt and Mono-sodium Glutamate.
Chop bacon and fry until crisp. Add the minced onions and stir until limp and cream coloredódo not allow to brown. Add all other ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for one hour.