Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Recipes by Clark Gable: Baked Stuffed Pork Tenderloin; Pancakes; Southern Fried Chicken

Clark Gable's Baked Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

3 pork tenderloins
Melted butter
2 cups crumbled toasted bread
1/3 cup boiling water
1 egg, beaten lightly
¼ cup butter
½ small onion, minced
½ teaspoon minced parsley
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon celery salt
1/8 teaspoon powdered sage
Sprinkling of salt

Split the tenderloins so they will lie flat. Brush with melted butter. Then prepare the following stuffing:

Pour boiling water over toasted crumbs (the crumbs should be well moistened) then add beaten eggs, butter, onion, parsley, salt, celery salt, sage and a sprinkling of pepper. Mix all together until light, then spread on pork tenderloins and tie with a string. Arrange in a greased baking dish, sprinkle lightly with salt, put about a half cup of water in bottom of pan and bake at 400 degrees F. about an hour, or until tender. To serve, cut and remove string. Thicken pan gravy and serve with tenderloins.

Clark Gable's Pancakes

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 cup milk (or water)

Sift flour, measure. Mix and sift together with salt, baking powder and sugar. Beat egg, combine with liquid and add to dry ingredients. Beat until smooth. Add melted butter. Mix thoroughly. Bake on hot greased griddle until filled with bubbles and golden brown on under side. Turn and bake on the other side until done.

Clark Gable's Southern Fried Chicken

3 lb. frying chicken, cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 - 8 teaspoons pepper
1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 cup boiling water.
2 tablespoons cream

Roll pieces of chicken in a seasoned flour. Fry chicken in hot shortening in frying pan. Brown well on both sides, then reduce heat slightly. Add water. Cover and cook for 15 minutes on each side, or until chicken is tender. Pour off from pan all but two tablespoons fat. Add flour, blend and stir until richly browned. Add salt, pepper, paprika and boiling water. Cook until smooth and thickened, stirring constantly. Add cream and blend. Pour around chicken. Serves four people.

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