Friday, 7 February 2014

Reader Recipe: Liberace Sandwich


It’s time for our second reader recipe of the week!

When Caker Cooking reader Catherine sent me the recipe for Liberace Sandwich, I got pretty excited. There’s nothing more glamorous than eating the same thing as a Hollywood star. (Case in point: Barbara Mandrell’s Pig Out Cake.) And when that star has the mega-wattage of Liberace, well, sit back and put on the rhinestone-crusted sunglasses, my friends.

This sandwich proves two things: 1) Liberace was a caker (which, c’mon, we all knew – anyone with hair that stiff is down with the tater tots) and 2) his talent went beyond piano playing. The man knew his way around a loaf of white bread like nobody’s business. This egg-soaked, cheese-filled, bacon-topped creation really tickled my ivories.

Catherine also sent me a recipe for something called Fluffy Muff. I’m going out on a limb here, but I doubt Liberace ever made that for dinner.

Thanks, Catherine!

Make 6 sandwiches, no butter, cut off crusts, with cheddar cheese. Place in shallow, buttered pan. Beat 4 eggs with 2 cups milk, 1/2 tsp minced onion, 1/2 tsp dry mustard. Pour over sandwiches. Let stand 10 minutes. Bake in 375 oven 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove and top with sliced, peeled ripe tomatoes. Cover with strips of pre-cooked bacon. Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes.

Source: Caker Catherine via Ladies Aid, Ogunquit Baptist Church, Ogunquit, Maine, 1975

14 comments:

  1. Oh I don't know.
    I have to butter a pan, bake the thing, peel tomatoes & use the broiler?
    Sheesh, that is asking a lot of a caker don't you think?

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    1. You're right. Besides, who's Liberace trying to kid? He had staff who likely made this for him. That's the benefit of being a rich caker.

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  2. Have you seen the Joy of Liberace cook book? Worth a buck if you see it at a yard sale.

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    1. I have never seen it, but what a find! I can only imagine the rhinestone gems in that one.

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  3. Looks to me like you didn't peel those tomatoes, Mister.

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    1. Oh, come on. Who's got the time to peel tomatoes? I've got pantsuits to buy.

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  4. You have to share your fluffy muff with us - it is not fair to tease us this way.

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    1. Here's the thing - Fluffy Muff and Liberace Sandwiches are more or less the same recipe. So you can imagine my sleepless nights. I mean, I AGONIZED over my decision about which one to post. But you can't keep a Fluffy Muff down. It might make an appearance in an upcoming post.

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    2. I think you should have combined the two and posted Liberace's Fluffy Muff.

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    3. I think it's safe to say those three words have never appeared alongside one another in the history of the English language.

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  5. I finally got a copy of "Liberace Cooks!" for Christmas. It is amazing.

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    1. I had no idea this book even existed! Perhaps we need to have a Liberace cook-off.

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  6. I am totally lighting up my candelabra, putting on my gold lame and sequins (not joking!) and making this sandwich. Also, I think "Liberace sandwich" sounds much more cultured and less slightly questionable than "Fluffy Muff". I do have to say though,Brian, that your bacon looks a bit droopy in the photo.

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    1. The older I get, the more difficulty I have keeping my bacon stiff.

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