More Vintage Fritos Recipes

Last week's vintage Fritos recipes were such a hit that I went trolling through old issues of Gourmet, looking for more.  Here, from the September 1951 issue, are a couple of gems.




Tomorrow, a few truly surprising Chinese recipes from that issue.  They're remarkable for the time - although I think I'll skip the recipes for bird's nest and shark's fin. 

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The lima beans maybe, the prune whip - um, ick! I love prunes but Fritos sounds a very odd addition! But what fun to see these old recipes.

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I used to love prune whip when I was a kid, but I'll bet I haven't even thought about it in 40 years. And with Fritos? Sounds pretty awful, I have to admit.

Prune Whip and Fritos. A flavor combination I never would have come up with on my own. Ever. LOL

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