Eggs with Cucumbers- cooked cucumber chunks, no thanks

This recipe is from a vintage Crisco book from the 1920's. It is definitely something I don't see any one eating nowadays. The idea of a cooked cucumber is quite repulsive to me let alone the odd egg topping.

Eggs with Cucumbers

1 tablespoonful Crisco
3 eggs
1 large cucumber
1/2 cupful stock
1 tablespoon tomato pulp
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cupful tomato sauce
Peel cucumber, cut off ends and divide rest into two-inch pieces. Remove center portion of each with a cutter or small spoon. Place them in a Criscoed pan with stock; cover with greased paper and cook in oven till just tender. Great care must be taken so as not to break the shapes. Break eggs into saucepan, add Crisco and tomato pulp; season nicely and stir over fire until creamy and just set. Place cucumbers on hot platter and fill cavities with eggs. Cover with thick tomato sauce, and serve hot.


Audrey said...

Wow...what an interesting recipe. I too have a few vintage cookbooks, along with over 50 or more current cookbooks. I love veggie omlettes, but I'm not sure I've ever had cucumbers in them.

Audrey :)

Lidian said...

Oh my stars, that is strange! I am looking forward to reading more of your blog - you have some amazing recipes posted!

Thanks for your comment on Kitchen Retro BTW - mind if I link you? :)

Lidian said...

I just read your archives - you have found some truly horrible, fascinating recipes. I also collect promotional and other retro cookbooks, and I adore them. They are just so much fun, aren't they?

Anonymous said...


~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

hehe Hi Rochelle ..Oh my the cooked cucumber does sound alittle weird (:O) sounds like they just filled it with the egg so I suppose you wouldn't have to eat it(:) probably the same idea as filling a cantelope with cantelope balls??
these weird recipies you find are so fun thanks for sharing them..
OH I do wish you had your own space..fingers crossed for ya --maybe someday (:)
big hugs Patty

Gretchen said...

actually, baked cucumber is very tasty. I think that even julia child has a form of it in her MtAoFC. It gets a little watery, but honestly an interesting flavor.