Thursday, March 31, 2011

Everyday Drumsticks

This is also from the Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cook Book, 1963.There are various dinner suggestions in here and this is one. The caption on that photo is "Everyone likes mock drumsticks." Hmmm. Likely these are tasty, but I can't imagine eating them without it crumbling all over yourself, and I also don't think these look too appetizing. What do you think? 
You'll need:  1 pound ground beef, 1 tsp. salt, 1 egg, 12 soda crackers, 6 wooden skewers, 3 slices bacon (I'm not sure what the bacon adds to this taste wise or in appearance, but lots of people like it...)
Take out:  mixing bowl, wooden spoon, paper or plastic bag, rolling pin, waxed paper, baking pan, kitchen scissors, potholders, turner
1. First step is set oven at 450F.  This recipe will serve six.
2. Put ground beef, salt, egg in bowl.  Stir gently, thoroughly.  Divide into six parts.
3. Put crackers in bag and roll with a rolling pin.  Place crumbs on waxed paper. 
4. Shape meat mix around skewers.  Roll in crumbs.  Put in a greased baking pan.
5. Bake 15 minutes.  Add bacon slices.  Bake 15 minutes. 
Why is there a scissors in the photo with the bacon? So you can make that odd X on your faux drumstick?

I had a blast at the Rolling Meadows PL last night with a recipe scrapbooking show. That group really got into it and left with lovely albums.

1 comment:

Meg said...

Yeah, I made these once. They were pretty bad. But my family was very supportive. My mother used to make something similar called "city chicken," that was made with ground veal, veal being cheaper than chicken. I liked it better than these drumsticks.