On 5/25/2018 9:12 PM, Linda wrote:
I'm looking for the recipe for Polly's Pie's Back Burner Soup.
Can't find it anywhere!
I'm afraid you won't find this one at all. There are requests dating
back several years on various message boards that have had no response.
No one has been able to obtain this secret recipe.
Messages here: Talk Food claim that there are copycat recipes on
the Internet, but I did not find any recipes, copycats, or "tastes like"
recipes at all. The few links that appear on Google are just reviews,
requests for the recipe, and links to sites that appear to be malware
Polly's Pies menus describes the soup like this:
“Down Home Comfort” Served Daily
A "Homestyle" classic made with kidney beans, lentil beans, vegetables,
pasta, ham, and bacon in a thick, rich beef stock.
I'll post this for reader input. The ingredients listed on the menu are
fairly common, and there may be recipes out there with similar ingredients.
However, I would not trust any recipe that is recommended based on the
listed ingredients alone. Such a recommendation should be based on the
fact that the person who recommends it has actually tried the recipe they
suggest and also has actually tried "Polly's Pies Backburner Soup" and can
recommend a recipe based the personal experience of tasting both.
If you do want such a recipe based on the listed ingredients alone, then
tell me and I will attempt to find one.
On 5/24/2018 10:25 AM, Cecelia wrote:
Recipe for their (Morrison's)Italian dressing
There is no Italian dressing recipe in my copy of the Morrison's
kitchen manual, and I could find no mention on the web. I wrote
to my friend who was a Morrison's manager, and he says Morrison's
didn't offer an Italian dressing.
If your local Morrison's had Italian dressing, it was most likely
not something they made in-house. They probably bought a commercial
Italian dressing from a food service company.
Below is exactly what my friend said.
Morrison's made from scratch Bleu Cheese, Oil and Vinegar, Poppy Seed
and thousand Island dressings. In addition they made Cocktail and
Remoulade. That's it. They didn't offer a lot of dressings because
customers took too much time to choose -- slowing the line.The Oil &
Vinegar was very popular and contained garlic. It could easily be
confused with Italian, Oil & Vinegar was a mainstay and I can't see a
manager adding Italian which would be similar and would cause confusion.
Hope this helps.
Morrison's Oil & Vinegar Dressing
Yield 1 1/2 gallon
1 lbv sugar
3/4 cup salt
1 tbsp pepper
Mix in mixer bowl
2 quarts red wine vinegar
Add 2 cups to seasonings and mix at medium speed until all
salt and sugar are dissolved.
1 gallon salad oil
Add remainder of vinegar and oil and bat at low speed for
4 1/2 ounces finely ground garlic
Add pulp and juice to dressing while beating.
Store at room temperature.
On 5/23/2018 4:55 PM, Rebecca wrote:
Andy Griffith had a lemon phosphate at the diner in Mayberry,
it was on the businessman’s lunch special.
What is a lemon phosphate??
Back in the days when drugstores always had soda fountains and
"diners" sold sodas and egg cremes and the like, "phosphates"
were popular, particularly with children.
They were basically just carbonated water, acid phosphate, and a
sweet flavored syrup. The most popular flavors were chocolate,
vanilla, lemon, and cherry. The acid phosphate gave them a tangy
taste and was the reason they were called "phosphates."
There's an article here: Homemade Dessert Recipes
You can buy acid phosphate - Amazon has it. See: Amazon
These days, citric acid is often substituted for the acid phosphate.
There have been concerns about the healthiness of consuming too much
phosphates. Carbonated water is basically club soda. Amazon also
has flavored soda syrups.
Phosphates may still be served at old-fashioned soda fountains,
which still exist in some places.
The Andy Griffith show joke was that in a small town like Mayberry,
even the businessmen drank phosphates, not martinis as they popularly
would in New York City, etc.
Also see: 5-23-03
Source: Better Homes & Gardens Annual Recipes (1996)
A phosphate is like a Red River drink, only with a tart flavoring added,
usually citric acid or lemon juice.
1 12 oz can Carbonated water or club soda
Cherry flavored syrup
To make a phosphate, in a tall glass stir a 12-ounce can of carbonated
water or club soda into a couple of spoonfuls of cherry-flavored syrup
and lemon juice. Cool it all off with ice cubes.