Friday, January 22, 2010

Cookbook: Vintage Vicksburg

Note:    My Mother gave me this cookbook not long after I got married.      Every time I look through the book for a recipe, it is like taking a tour of the hometown I grew up in.     It has such gorgeous pictures of historical places around Vicksburg along with the food and recipes.     Oh, the recipes.    Some of the best I use today come from this cookbook.    It includes 21 sections of amazing southern recipes.     Tried and true.    All comfort food to me!      I included a very simple recipe below for the Vicksburg Tomato Sandwich.     No matter what social event you went to (bridal shower, baby shower, wedding, funeral, church social, etc....), these sandwiches were served.

Vintage Vicksburg
Junior Auxilary of Vicksburg, December 1985

Vicksburg tomato sandwiches

4 loaves day-old bread
6 to 8 medium tomatoes, peeled
Salt and black pepper
Mayonnaise, preferably homemade
1 grated onion with juice

With a large (2- or 3-inch) biscuit cutter, cut bread slices into 72 rounds. Slice tomatoes thinly and place on double sheets of paper towels to drain. Salt and pepper tomato slices.
Spread mayonnaise on bread rounds. Place well-drained tomato slices on half of the bread rounds and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of onion with juice over each tomato and top with remaining bread rounds. Sprinkle tops with paprika.   To save until serving time, place on a cookie sheet with waxed paper between the layers.


The Japanese Redneck said...

I love those hometown cookbooks. Next time I'm out junkin or at a flea market, I'll be looking for that one.

Deanna said...

Where do you go junkin'? My boys love to look through "junk" too!

Jimmy Simpson said...

Thanks man it's nice taste
Jimmy Simpson
wedding cakeWriter

Live.Love.Eat said...

I love cookbooks like that that don't just provide good recipes but also a great feeling. These tomato sandwiches sound good, and cute too!!!