Sunday, October 15, 2006

Eggs a' la Kang*

Come and get it!
Swapatorium leftovers:

Eggs a la king


I present to you, dear readers, a very unpalatable yet provoking dish. It is entitled Eggs a' la King and comes from the cookbooklet "Cooking with Condensed Soups" by The Campbell's Soup Company circa 1950's .

I don't quite understand this dish.... Is it for breakfast hence the eggs and toast or is it a side-dish for dinner hence it's pimento sprinkled soup mixture moat? It's just not right, something is askew here. Also, when looking at a meal words like...oozing, pustule mass shouldn't come to mind. If you ever find something similar to this sprouting off your body I would highly recommend it's removal.

I couldn't bring myself to eat this abnormality and it's just sitting in my fridge right now... plotting it's next move.



:Recipe:

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1 can (1 1/4 cups) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup milk
4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped pimento
4 slices toast

Heat soup slowly in a saucepan; add milk, stir well. Then add eggs and pimento. Serve on toast. 4 servings.

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Enjoy?
(only if you set your expectations really low)



10 comments:

Mike said...

I happened upon your blog this evening while browsing other ones to see if I could find anything interesting. Well, I must say that this particular recipe you have made is quite interesting. I showed it to my wife and she agreed that she wouldn't eat it either. It was also humorous to note that it is in your fridge. Just thought I'd leave a comment.

my house is cuter than yours said...

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idyllopus said...

I vaguely remember eating something like this as a child back in the 60s, only the egg was soft boiled and there was no pimento ornamentation. A variant had the toasted bread cubed and smothered. But this "treat" was, believe it or not, reserved for when we'd had gastrointestinal upset and was considered a gentle reintroduction to the world of food. I don't know where my mother got the idea but this being before I was 7, I believed it to be some kind of magical doctoring food passed along through the generations and that everyone everywhere ate this when they'd been sick.

I liked it. I really, really liked it. But I also liked fried spam.



Corona said...

One of the funniest descriptive entries I've ever read. Not surprised it has to do with '50s food.

Serak the Preparer would be very pleased indeed.



Marla said...

Looks like a bachelor meal to me.

Except, of course, one wouldn't bother with the pimento.

Substitute beans for the soup, and runny fried eggs for the hard-boiled, and what do you get? My father's dinner every night he has to cook for himself, and sometimes for me when I was growing up, which is why I still cannot eat certain things -- and I could never eat this either.

It's not the thought of the food - it's that my dad would eat this in his boxers while watching something with Chuck Norris in it, sometimes while my friends were over. Bad, bad memories there.



amanda button said...

you have cooked up some wacky stuff before...but nothing that actually *frightened* me like this dish.
The Horror! I wouldn't leave it in the fridge too long, it might plot world domination and ooze over the whole world a'la The Blob!

hehehehe! love it!!!!!



k2 said...

One look at the pic this morning and there went my breakfast.



Anonymous said...

Until I saw this concoction, I never thought I would see ANYTHING that would actually make that old military staple SOS look attractive.



mugu said...

Haha, literally the dog's breakfast. Nice work, Mary- better dispose of the vile matter soon before it tries taking over the world:- Eggs a'la Krang.



celestial opus said...

ewwwwwww. How does the cream of mushroom soup get the icky pink tinge? The pimentos? This one had to be a joke from the editor when putting the book together. That's all I'll belive!



Patches said...

Woman Get that hideous gastromare out of your fridge THIS INSTANT. If it doesn't already have a mind of its own it will certainly eat yours!



tickybird said...

OMGoodness!
I wouldnt eat it either. You're right, oozing pustule does come to mind when looking at this... mess.
LOL> Hope it doesnt come looking for you in the middle of the night!



tender arts said...

blech! That is truly one of the worst looking things I've seen from your collection! What about your usual victims? Won't they try it?



Star said...

I don't know why you wouldn't want to scarf this down(eww!)



Anonymous said...

omg! My mom used to make this all the time for us when we were little! it was the same accept for the pimentos, i am assuming that's what made the sauce pink? well we didnt have alot of money so we ate this dish alot. I remember one time my dad was so tired of eating it he threw his plate with it against the wall, and it just stuck there, good times! My mom actually would put canned tuna in it and called it "cream tunafish on toast". I hate to say it but it wasnt half bad!



Anonymous said...

shockingly gross



Anonymous said...

How long did it take you to get all of those pimentos out of the olives? 1/4 of a cup of pimentos? Where are the olives? What in the world is a pimento? Does it come from a pimento plant? Pimento Tree? Ohhh... and by the way.... eeeeeewwwwwww



claire said...

Oh my. That's just barftastic.



Anonymous said...

Actually, this reminds me of a lunch dish my aunt used to make, which she claimed she got from her mother. It's pretty much just sliced hard-boiled eggs on toast, but instead of the runny goo that's on this recipe, she heated condensed Campbell's Cream of Asparagus soup withOUT thinning it down. So it hung in there a bit better. I thought it looked like high-class SOS the first time she served it, but found it was pretty darned tasty. (She experimented with other kinds of "creamed" soups, but didn't like the results nearly as well as with the asparagus.)



MaryAnn said...

Holy Pimento-Gravy Batman - that's repulsivilicious!



Shannon said...

Please don't do that to me ever again...I can't stop gagging blech! And I am sure PLENTY of people used to eat this.



Christine said...

Oh wow, this really takes the cake for grossness. Just looking at it makes me ill...oh man!



Anonymous said...

And for desert... Deep-Fried Coca-Cola.


Zu said...

oh...ah...gaaaahhhhh...bleargh
(sorry, there are just no words to adequately describe my revulsion when looking at this monstrosity)


Steve said...

Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!


catherine slye said...
I collect vintage cookbooks/booklets...though I've never been brave enough to cook something like this, but I have used the books for more basic things, the photos are absolutely prime...yes, what WERE they thinking?? Pimento was added to a lot of things...

shandon said...
Mmmmmm... sneeze juice with pimientos.

Anonymous said...
C'mon, people!
It just needs some wedges of fried Spam and grape jelly.

candio said...

First thought on seeing this:
"Oh that's so NASty."

Second thought:
"She didn't really make it, did she???"

You did, much to my delight.

Dragonmama said...

Holy Hannah!!! That is SOOO gross looking!! LOL. Your a brave one for making that one. Your hubby is even braver if he dares to eat it!

elizabooth said...

We used to always have turkey a la king as a leftover dish after thanksgiving and the thought of that makes me ill. The eggs take it to a whole new level of vile. Did anyone end up eating it?

rebekka said...

I have a bad/good habit of collecting cookbooks from the 50's and 60's with the most entertaining arrangements of food. What was it with the ornamentation? As if duck a l'orange in the shape of a giant lobster makes it more appetizing. I love them anyway, though, and I love your blog, too.

Tasha-Rose said...

I just happened on your blog and I gotta say, ew. ew. ew. ew. ew.

Looks like.....well, I think we all k ow what it looks like. If you ever got drunk in college, you know what it looks like.

Jen said...

Ewwww... that looks SO gross. i can't believe how unappetizing that looks. ughh...

marty weil said...

Awesome. It's great to see ephemera inspire creativity in the kitchen. I love how you use of ephemera on your blog. The items I feature on my blog dovetail nicely with this post and your site in general. Just wanted to say I enjoyed seeing how you put old paper to use. Very interesting.

Karyn said...

THAT is vile. Completely and utterly vile.

I'm glad my mother does not have internet access - because if she saw that recipe you can sure as heck bet it'd be on the table at some "open house" or other cheesy get together she throws.