February 11th, 2011
11:30 AM ET
The Vintage Cookbook Vault highlights recipes from my insane stash of books and pamphlets from the early 20th century onward. It's a semi-regular thing.
Look at you, gettin' all fancy pants with your...your...CROWNS and your FRANKS! Calling it a "hot dog" or a "wiener" is juuuuuust not swanky enough for you any more. And yeesh - not just one kind of canned corn, but two. TWO!
Scanned from Better Homes and Gardens Meat Cook Book - 1965
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I was making this 35 years ago, and the last time I made it was 6 years ago ... I couldn't find the recipe, and with an upcoming visit from the grand kids I thought of it again. Thanks for being there
I made it for Valentine's Day! Here is my post http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com/2011/02/fancy-franks-and-corn.html
In Iowa a treat is creamed corn on a stick.
right up there with baloney and chicken fingers (the chicken version of hotdogs)
unfortunately most poor/uneducated people are forced to consume these goods since they are MUCH cheaper than ground beef or better yet whole cuts of beef muscle (steaks).
It's a pig in a dress, although still a pig
If you have ever been hungry and had no prospect of food in sight, you might actually appreciate this recipe. I have been just that hungry before, so I do not snipe at a recipe that includes at least one vegetable. AND is a hot dish!
Reading the posts from people who actually cooked this, I spot a common thread. The corn stuffing does not cook up in the middle. I have a dish very similar to this called scalloped corn and the only time that thing has cooked up properly was when I left it in a 400 degree oven, while I baked biscuits. This was after an hour at 350. I make the recipe every so often when I am craving comfort food and I swear to my husband I will not be defeated by this recipe. We'll see.
I'm serving this for my Valentine. this with a side of spinach and I'll be in like Flynt.
Look at the picture. Did Lorena Bobbitt write the cookbook this recipe came from?
I'll tell you what's finger licking good. Escargo mixed with oysters with lots of whipped cream. Enjoy!
When we were kids we begged my mom to make her famous Corn Chowder with hot dogs in it.
It was the best thing on earth....
Like anything else in life hot dogs are OK in moderation.
Disgusting. Franks and all "processed meats" are full of all kinds of detritus and carcinogens. Knock yourselves out! Croak early.
My dad used to make a form of Shepard's Pie using layers of sliced hot dogs, mashed potatoes, corn and kidney beans. I liked it well enough, though I preferred when he used a can of pork 'n' beans instead of kidney beans. And especially when he melted chedder cheese over the top layer of mashed potatoes. Heart attack in a bowl, but yummy!
I have a similar recipe from Betty Crocker. Instead of corn, you make instant mashed potatoes. Add mayo, relish, mustard, and dried minced onion to the potatoes. They taste like warm potato salad. I love this recipe.
It was a recipe similar to this that landed my mom in the hospital in the late 1960's (although hers didn't have corn – it was green beans and mushroom soup as I recall). She was cutting semi-frozen hot dogs and nearly sliced off her finger. We never had it again after that.
Okay, we took you up on it! Check out my blog post http://www.pulitzermom.blogspot.com. It was awesome!
Rock the heck on! Will post soon!
Why do I think of Spinal Tap's mini-Stonehenge when I look at the various pix of this dish? LOL. It reminds me of the cornbread and hot dogs dish I used to bake for my kids. I would use mini-loave pans, spoon in corn bread (my oldest liked the spicy mexican cornbread), then plant an all-beef kosher hot dog in the middle of the batter. They loved it! Especially if I spooned some ballpark-style hot dog chili over the top of the loaves before serving.
The hidden hot dog with chili overcoat sounds great actually. I could see putting green chiles and cheese in the corn bread batter too.
My husband and I agree this hidden hotdog thing sounds great! I wish I had known of this when the little ones lived nearby. They are the perfect excuse for fun foods like this.
OMFG :) I can't decide if it's a "finger" casserole a la Hanibal Lecter or a chorus line of phalluses. Phallusi? Whatever they are, looks like a water ballet formation.
No real cook uses creamed corn. It's a can of corn with a couple cups of cornstarch, yuck.
Isn't this a Wienerful recipe?
I'm going to save this recipe and make this dish for Thanksgiving. A lot easier than a 21 pound turkey. And, will probably make instant Jello instead of Pumpkin and Pecan pie. Thanks so much Cnn for the suggestion.
I'm making it for my Christmas dinner. I'm gonna serve it with a side of butter and sugar.
I'm so excited to see this. Its one of my all time favorite comfort foods. I was a ridiculously picky eater as a kid and grandma discovered this recipe and adjusted it a bit for what I would eat. I'm making this for lunch!
I made this, and it wasn't bad! Here's my link:
Gonna blog that later tonight!
This sounded good and then I saw its picture. Oy! Whatever happened to cooking for the eye? I guess I'll eat it with my eyes closed. :-/
Alright everyone, check out the Frank and Corn Crown @ my blog... complete with apron lol!
Oh. My. Goodness.
Look for your feature post later this afternoon. Because DAMN!
This doesn't even look appetizing in the least. I love corn, and I love hot dogs, but I refuse to eat the two together...
Someone should open a restaurant and serve all these mid-century recipes. Yum!
i've got your tube steak right here
This is completely worthy of a spot on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman. I'm on my way to Cambodia and am seeking out a traditional dish called "tarantulas nest" (made up of many spiders) yet this made me almost vomit.
Did you seriously use the term "tube steak" in an article?!?
Glad to know I'm not the only one that thought that.
haha! i thought the same thing!
That is one seriously disgusting looking recipe.
We make hot dog casserole all the time at my house. Noodles and cheese and hotdogs and onions. It's GOOOOOD american eating!
That sounds absolutely repulsive.
Just give me a beef frank, bun, and ketchup. I'll be good then.
I collect the Better Homes & Gardens cookbooks, and they're the gift that keeps on giving! That's how I learned that barbecue is "man's territory". Now I refuse to clean mine because I'm a lady, and I wouldn't want to encroach on the territory of others.
i'm so in... check back tomorrow for my blog with photos :)
It sounds like a pretty good recipe for a corn pudding-esque dish, but I'd leave the hot dogs out.
"And you MUST wear your crispest, frilliest apron and high heels when you serve it! "
You forgot the pearls, full makeup, and stockings WITH seams (straight, of course).
LOL...my first boyfriend's mom had pictures of herself in the 50's wearing that EXACT ensemble...taken whilst she vacuumed!!
NOW you know why Dad came home with a smile on his face from work every night!
and for your transcription needs...
FRANK AND CORN CROWN
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups soft bread crumbs (about 3 slices)
1 17-ounce can cream-style corn
1 12-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
2 beaten eggs
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 pound (8 to 10) frankfurters, cut in half crosswise
Cook green pepper in 1/4 cup butter till tender but not brown. Add next 4 ingredients and 1 teaspoon salt; mix lightly.
Combine dry bread crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over corn mixture, at 350* for 20 minutes. Stand franks, cut end down, in crown around edge of stuffing. Bake 15 minutes longer. Serves 5 or 6.
Have I told you lately that I love you?
If this is "going fancy", I'd hate to see what their regular recipes are like.
Nix the added salt! There's already enough salt in the Franks and canned corn. Other than that it sounds pretty good for a quick "After School " supper.
Oh yuck hot dogs franks whatever a person wants to call them lol they are not fit for human consumption! Blechhh
Yes, they are. 100% beef franks? Nothing wrong with that at all.
Well – maybe Tammy is a Vegan.....
I am serving this for dinner tonight!!!
I can totally see doing this with a variety of brats and franks, maybe adding additional veggies.
Totally defeats the purpose. :-/
There's something wonderful about a Crown Weenie Roast.
LOL! This is actually not the first time I've seen something like this. I have a vintage cookbook from the late '50s or early 60's that features a "Crown Roast of Wieners" stuffed with apple-raisin stuffing I think.
this dish makes me want to murder my niece.
Is she hot?
Nope she's a dog
Why make Her Day??
this dish makes me want to murder my niece.
ROFL That was the funniest thing I've read this week!
Why make HER DAY?
I almost want to serve this on Valentine's day for my family, and act all "proud" about serving it, just to see their reaction......LMAO!
YES!! And you MUST wear your crispest, frilliest apron and high heels when you serve it! I collect vintage cookbooks, and the Crown Roast of Weenies, in various permutations, did enjoy something of a vogue mid-century...
I will Jen! I will! : )
Don't forget the tasteful string of pearls. :D
and if someone has a camera/phone- pose proudly!
Funny! I dare you to–and then let us know what happened, lol!
that's funny :)
That actually looks good. Hate hotdogs, but I'll eat corndogs all day.
:::sings:::the ambiguously gay duo!!
Alright everyone, check out the Frank and Corn Crown @ my blog... http://allmydirtylittlesecrets.tumblr.com/post/3246875759/testing-testing-1-2-3
Behold your post!