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Retro Recipe Flashback: Gratin of Chicken & Ham Quenelles w/ Divine Sauce (plus pics!!)

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Retro Recipe Flashback: Gratin of Chicken & Ham Quenelles w/ Divine Sauce (plus pics!!)

How is this for a meal? Chicken minced w/ ham blended with egg whites and lemon and cream; mixed with a handmade choux pastry…chilled and made into quenelles (egg shaped dumpling-type-things); decorated with truffles and broiled in chicken stock and then doused in ‘divine’ sauce to serve. It’s the step-by-step pictures though, that are the fabulous finish to this rather insane dish … :O       The 3 (count em‽) 3 seperate stages and recipes, not including the garnish; contain lashings of cream, butter, milk and sherry plus the optional addition of canned truffles…     But, the question...

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Retro Recipe Flashback: Beef Fondue w/ Dips (and Pictures (!))

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Retro Recipe Flashback: Beef Fondue w/ Dips (and Pictures (!))

Feeling a little Monday-itis? Check out the things people had to make on Monday in 1979 and breathe a sigh of relief that those days are LONG behind us. Beef Fondue with Dips.  This was an actual meal. That humans ate. The word ‘fun’ is used frequently regarding the recipe…) The ‘fondue’ part was MAYONNAISE mixed with curry powder. Apparently diners boiled their meat at the table and dipped it in mayo (or other ‘fondue sauces’ like horseradish, tomato, mustard or tartare.) Wow. Makes spaghetti & meatballs look positively epicurean right?! Ahh 1979 – may you never let us down....

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