- The New England Yankee Cookbook, 1939
Serves/Makes:4 or more
- salt pork
- seasoned bread dressing
- sweet potatoes
- Irish potatoes
- Wash a piece of salt pork of proper size for the family to be fed; then soak overnight in sweet milk.
- Score the rind an inch deep in half-inch cues and fill the incisions with a highly seasoned bread dressing.
- Dust with pepper, and lay in a baking pan with a cup of milk.
- Bake in a 350 degree (175 C.) oven for about 30 minutes to the pound.
- About an hour before dinner pour out most of the gravy, and surround the pork with sweet and Irish potatoes; bake and brown them.
- Skim the fat from the gravy, thicken and season, and serve the pork in thin slices.
- Since this recipe comes from a 1939 cookbook, the format and ingredients are a little different than we would find in cookbooks today.
There were no quantities given on any of the ingredients and I would assume the gravy to be thickened with flour--about 1 T. per cup of liquid.
Perhaps a little Stovetop Stuffing would do for the seasoned bread dressing.