Do you have a favorite childhood recipe that you secretly love to recreate at home every now and then? Maybe a little tuna noodle casserole or perhaps a Jello salad? #SundaySupper is going retro today and to be honest, out of all the themes we’ve hosted this was perhaps one of the most challenging ones for me topic-wise.
You see my mom didn’t really cook “retro-recipes.” I suppose I could have made her meatloaf (which was really good!) or some spaghetti and meatballs, but none of that actually felt old fashion to me. Plus the only time Jello was around was when someone was sick and it was just the red kind getting made, no additions.
I honestly have to give my mom props, she kept up with the cooking times, her Gourmet subscription never ran out and there were always saved issues of Cooks Illustrated littered about. Now, I can’t say if my brothers growing up in the 70’s got to enjoy the same food that I did in the 80’s in 90’s but life is a little different when you have one kid to cook for instead of 3 growing boys!
Interwebs searching brought us #SundaySupper members stuck for ideas a website that listed retro food recipes. I was actually thrilled to see Scotch Eggs on there. It’s had a resurgence in the last few years, but this dish has a long culinary history. Plus, I had wanted to make them for awhile.
I “Little Red Kitchenized” the traditional recipe by swapping out Italian sausage for chorizo and baked my eggs instead of frying them. Don’t get me wrong, these are still rich and seriously filling. A perfect meal to start your day, or get you through the rest of the afternoon!
- 6 large eggs
- 1lb fresh chorizo (if in links, remove casing)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
- 1½ cups crushed butter flavored crackers (like Ritz)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- In a medium pot, place your eggs and carefully fill with cold water until it covers them by 1 inch.
- Cover, bring to a boil and then turn off the heat and let sit for 3 minutes. Drain and run under cold water. Once cool enough, carefully peel the eggs and set aside.
- While the eggs are boiling, divide the chorizo into 6 batches and form into little bowls for the eggs to sit in.
- Set up your breading station, by placing the flour, egg wash and crackers in three separate shallow bowls. Mix the melted butter with the crackers at this time.
- Set up a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and a cooling rack fitted on top.
- Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees.
- To form your Scotch egg, take a soft boiled egg and wrap the chorizo around the egg, sealing the edges. I find it helps to enclose the egg around both your hands as it gets a little slippery.
- Roll the chorizo covered egg in flour, then dip it in the egg and finally cover it with the crackers. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
- Another option is to wrap all the eggs in the chorizo and then bread.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the chorizo is cooked through and the outside is crisp and brown.
- Remove from oven and serve hot or at room temperature with spicy mustard.
Sunday Supper Retro Appetizers:
- Irish Cheddar-Whiskey Fondue by girlichef
- She Devils: Beet Pickled Deviled Eggs by Ruffles & Truffles
Sunday Supper Retro Salads:
- Coca-Cola Salad by Magnolia Days
- Salmon Salad | Retro Tuna Salad by Family Foodie
- Ambrosia Salad by Simply Gourmet
- Romaine “Wedge” Salad with Hot Maple Bacon Dressing by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Carrot & Raisin Salad by The Roxx Box
- Sweet & Smoky Broccoli Salad by In The Kitchen with KP
Sunday Supper Retro Breads and Sandwiches:
- Italian Style Bread by The Meltaways
- Creamed Chipped Salmon Jerky on Toast by Pescetarian Journal
- Grown-Up Tuna Melts by Home Cooking Memories
- English Muffin Pizzas by Comfy Cuisine
- Patty Melt, Hand Cut Fries, & a Shake by Mooshu Jenne
- Grown-Up Grilled Cheese With Tomato Soup by Catholic Foodie
- Toast Topper #16: Grandma’s Mock Apricot Jam by What Smells So Good?
SundaySupper Main Dishes:
- Chicken Pot Pie Topped With Bacon Cheddar Biscuits by Chocolate Moosey
- Tuna Noodle Casserole by Country Girl in the Village
- Nana’s Marinated Beef Roast by Supper for a Steal
- Chorizo Scotch Eggs by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Chicken Maryland by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Mushroom Stroganoff by Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Dairyfree Toast Hawaii by Galactosemia in PDX
- Porcupine Meatballs by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Chicken Kiev by The Urban Mrs.
- Salmon Quiche with Preserved Lemon by Shockingly Delicious
- Steak Diane by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Fried Chicken only in the Oven by In the Kitchen with Audrey
- Hambak Steak a.k.a. Salisbury Steak by Kimchi Mom
- Retro-Redo: Homemade TV Dinner by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Kicked Up Meatloaf by Curious Cuisiniere
- Shrimp Scampi (a lighter version) by Kudos Kitchen
- Old-Fashioned Pork Chops by My Trials in the Kitchen
- Jägerschnitzel by Sustainable Dad
- Healthier Hamburger-Corn Noodle Casserole by The Weekend Gourmet
- Inspired by Tuna Noodle Casserole by Cookistry
- Chicken-N-Biscuits Pot Pie Casserole by The Messy Baker Blog
- Souper Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes by Mama.Mommy.Mom
- Meatloaf that will make you swoon and Datz the truth by Midlife Roadtrip
- Spaghetti with Currywurst Sauce by Masala Herb
- Tator Tot Casserole by NeighborFood
Sunday Supper Retro Sides and Veggies:
- Smokey Braised Red Cabbage by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Classic Corn Casserole by The Foodie Army Wife
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Balsamic by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Classic Green Bean Casserole Redux by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Mem’s Broccoli Casserole by Momma’s Meals
Sunday Supper Retro Desserts and Cocktails:
- Peachy Keen Tutti-Frutti Jello by La Cocina de Leslie
- Old School Boozy Rum Cake by Webicurean
- Individual Baked Alaskas by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Rainbow Jello by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake by Noshing with the Nolands
- Pineapple Bars by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Creamy Dairy Free Fresh Orange Julius With Coconut Milk by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Refrigerator Strawberry Cheesecake by There and Back Again
- Frozen Pineapple Upside-Down Cake by Juanita’s Cocina
- Boston Cream Pie by Gotta Get Baked
- Coca-Cola Cupcakes by Daily Dish Recipes
- Jello Poke Cake by Flour On My Face
- Devil’s Food Cake by Maroc Mama
- Bread Pudding with Pecans by Basic and Delicious
- Victoria Sponge Cake by The Lovely Pantry
- A Chocolate Twist on the Classic Japanese Strawberry Shortcake by Ninja Baking
- Post War Apple Pudding by My Cute Bride
- Layered Mini Chocolate Banana Cakes by Big Bears Wife
- Raspberry Jam Cakes by Pippis in the Kitchen Again
- Cocktail: Moscow Mule by Crazy by Crazy Foodie Stunts
What fun to read the stories about the recipes! There’s lots of great food in the list. I admit I still make and enjoy many of them. Nice to see some updated versions too. Which one is your favorite?
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