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Recipes From the Avocado Fridge

Updated: Jan 9, 2018

From Ham and Banana Hollandaise to Pineapple Upside Down Fruit Cake, we've got it covered!


There have been some wacky foods over the decades, and the '60s and '70s were no exception! Join us as we explore some of the zaniest, and share yours here.



Sardine-Egg Canapes

Apparently someone thought a sardine & egg combo was a good idea back in 1973!?


6 hard-cooked eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 teaspoons prepared mustard 1 teaspoon horseradish 12 tiny sardines Small can pimentoes [sic], drained and sliced 6 stuffed green olives, cut in half 4 slices swiss cheese, quartered 4 slices pumpernickel, thin sliced and quartered 12 thin slices Italian Salami, rolled


Cut egg in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out yolks and mash; mix with salt, pepper, mayonnaise, mustard and horseradish. Fill whites with yolk mixture and top each with a sardine, pimento and olive slices. Arrange eggs around a large round platter. In the center of the platter, alternate pumpernickel slices, Swiss cheese and salami. Garnish with parsley. Serves 12 Preparation time: 35 MIN Approximate calories per serving… 170

HELPFUL HINT: Besides being an ideal high-protein appetizer, these tasty morsels would enhance any buffet or make a delightful luncheon entree.

From the Kitchens of Dorothy Taylor

@copy 1973 Curtin Publications, Inc. New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.


Ham and Bananas Hollandaise

How to gross out your kids!

For our first Avocado Fridge post we HAD to go with this creation, it's one of a kind! Have any of you every actually eaten this?!? We're too afraid but maybe you've got a stronger stomach.

6 medium bananas 1/4 cup lemon juice 6 thin slices boiled ham (about 1/2 lb) 3 tablespoons prepared mustard 2 envelopes (1 1/4-oz size) hollandaise sauce mix 1/4 cup light cream 1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly butter 2-quart, shallow baking dish.

2. Peel bananas and sprinkle each with 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice (helps prevent darkening).

3. Spread ham slices with mustard and wrap a slice around each banana. Bake for 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, make the sauce - in a small saucepan, combine hollandaise sauce mix with 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and cream. Heat, stirring, to boiling; pour over bananas. Bake 5 minutes longer, or until slightly golden. Makes 6 servings.


Yago Sangria (aka Yago Sant' Gria)


With its fresh, fruity flavor, Yago Sant' Gria is a blend of a medium dry red table wine and succulent fruit flavors that are a great match with any occasion, especially when reminiscing the good old days with a few close friends. It's a favorite of cast member Barry Pearl.


There are a lot of Yago style drink recipes out there, but we think this Ultimate Sant'Gria looks pretty darn tasty.

750mL of Yago® Sant’ Gria (3 cups) 2 ounces of brandy 2 ounces of Gran Gala 2 ounces of peach liqueur 1 Peach, 1 Green Apple and 1 Orange – all peeled and diced 1 pinch of ground cinnamon 6 ounces of orange juice 4 ounces of Lemon-Lime soda


Soak the fruit in the liqueurs for up to a full day. When ready to serve, add Yago, cinnamon, orange juice and soft drink. Pour over ice and serve.


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