Army Slap-Jacks ~1886


Today’s recipe post is in honor of the U.S. Army’s birthday, June 14, 1775. Hooah!

This recipe came out during the Apache Wars, a series of conflicts between the U.S. and the Apache Nations between 1880 – 1889. Think Dances with Wolves. It’s easy to imagine a hot skillet slathered with pork fat, frying up slap jacks on a smoldering fire – sun peaking up over the horizon over the open plains…

As a contemporary vet, I must say that this looks a helluvalot better than MREs.

Happy Birthday Army!

Source: Miss Corson’s Practical American Cookery and Household Management, 1886.

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