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Curried Pork on a Stick (VRP 400)

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Vintage Recipe Box 400 comes to us from Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

It is a large white metal box that measures 12” D x 5.5” W x 4” H with a metal tag that says “American Home Menu Maker.” According to my research, the box was sold in multiple colors for $1 and included 212 “basic recipes” for an additional $.50. (See the image below that is an order form to purchase the box.)

At this time we do not know anything about the history of the box.

We do show that this box came to us with another box but at this time we are not sure if they were owned by the same person or the eBay seller grouped them together.

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Curried Pork on a Stick

Curried Pork on a Stick

Curried Pork on a Stick (VRP 400)



In a bowl combine 1 cup lemon juice with 2 tablespoons curry powder, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar, and ½ teaspoon salt. Grate 2 onions into the mixture and add a few dashes of Tabasco. Marinate 2 to 3 pounds lean pork, cut into 1- to 1½ inch cubes, in the mixture for about 12 hours. Thread the meat on skewers alternately with squares of green pepper. Broil the meat, turning it frequently, until it is browned and thoroughly cooked. Serve the curried pork on rice, with bowls of finely chopped scallions, chopped peanuts, and chutney, if desired.

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