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.