Friday, March 09, 2007


Oh, yeah. This sabbatical business is real tough. I'm getting into it now by staring out windows, eating good food and talking with my sistahs. I have time.

I have time to go to the thrift stores around heah.

Today, at Club Nova thrift store, I found a 1974 copy of the Newfoundland & Labrador
Women's Institute cookbook.

Here, for your approval, is a great recipe from the ladies:

Baked Flippers with Vegetables

2 flippers
3 slices of salt fat pork
2 onions
5 or 6 potatoes
1 turnip
1 parsnip

Remove all fat from flippers, wash and cut into serving pieces. Do not parboil.
Fry out salt pork; remove "scrunchions". Brown flippers in this fat. Then add water and simmer on the back of the stove until partly tender.
Add chopped onions and cut up vegetables except potatoes. Season and add one cup water. Cook another 30 minutes and add potatoes. Cook another 15 min, adding a little more water, if needed. Meanwhile, make this topping: 2 c. flour, 1/2tsp salt, 2 tsp. baking power, 1/2 c. shortening and enough water to make a stiff dough. Roll this pastry out to fit your bakepot when the flippers and vegetables are sufficiently cooked, top with the pastry and bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes or until browned nicely.

St. Casserole

12 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Cause if you parboil the entire recipe will be ruined. EVERYONE knows that *rolling her eyes*

You ARE still in the USA correct??

Purechristianithink said...

You only parboil if making the deep-fried flippers. That must be on the next page in the cookbook.

more cows than people said...

ummm... what is a flipper? am i the only one who doesn't know?

your sabbatical sounds mahvelous.

Susie said...

I'm with more cows... what do they mean "flipper"? Isn't that a talking dolphin?

Presbyterian Gal said...

Everyone knows that a "flipper" is the middle finger of whoever might cut you off on the freeway after you chase them down and pound them (she said sighing while flipping her hair back with the four fingers left of her right hand). Delicious with bbq sauce as well.

Need a sabbatical myself.

Quotidian Grace said...

Which just goes to show that you should eat your dinner and be grateful, like your Ma told you, because in Newfoundland they have to eat flipper pot pie!

Songbird said...

Um. Yuck.

thankyoudarlin said...

Double. yuck.

Listing Straight said...

Have a FABULOUS weekend. And an even more fabulous Monday.

I think that this recipe won't be added to my regular file. Thanks for sharing, though....

zorra said...

Um. Not a good substitute for your chicken pot pie.

Patti said...

No thanks, but I would like some iced tea, please.

juniper68 said...

i dont know whether to laugh or cry.