They Taste So-o-o Good! is a 1955 publication from Planters Edible Oil Company.
That’s right, the edible oil that comes from Mr. Peanut!
The introduction promises recipes with “Special hints, delectable variations, …fascinating ideas about everything from basic broiling to planning parties.”
And what it boils down to is that any food, any dish can be made with or in Planters peanuts, peanut butter or peanut oil!
While perusing the recipes and graphics, I made a startling discovery. The growing health epidemic in our country, the trend of mindless eating while zoning out in front of the tube? Apparently it was a plot schemed up by Planters!
These recipes did start to make me crave some good ol’, deep frying, though. Especially for some golden fried chicken like in the picture below. When I was a kid Kentucky Fried Chicken was a delicacy, only available in a town an hour away from us. Our grandmother would sometimes drive up that way and bring back a bucket for us for dinner.
That was some goood eatin’.
I am intrigued by the recipe in the front of the book for Planters Basic Mayonnaise Dressing. Mayonnaise made with peanut oil! The recipe description promises that salad dressings made with peanut oil will “stay mixed much longer”. That sounds kind of artery-hardening to me. (Eeek.)
I have never tried making homemade mayo before, but I am curious about this one. Will it have a peanutty taste? Have any of you had mayo made with peanut oil before? I challenge Schmid to make and try this.
I confess to choosing the recipe below because it starts with “I”, but it does also sound gluttonously tasty. I can’t believe they’re not serving these at Buffalo Wild Wings!
Irish Potato Puffs
- Irish Potato Puffs is from the cookbook They Taste S-o-o Good! The directions and ingredients are listed below as they appear in the cookbook.
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups left-over mashed potatoes
4 strips bacon, fried crisp (in peanut oil, I bet!)
Deep hot Planters Peanut Oil (hey now!)
Beat eggs and potatoes together thoroughly. Add crumbled bacon. Add salt and pepper, if needed. Drop mixture by spoonfuls into deep Planters Peanut Oil (375°F) and fry until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
Use: Serve on platter with chops or hamburgers. Garnish with green pepper.
Variation: Sprinkle with grated American cheese when drained.