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Scrambled Eggs Mexican Style (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 and has 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, which 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 the same person owned them or if the eBay seller grouped them.

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Scrambled Eggs Mexican Style

Scrambled Eggs Mexican Style

Scrambled Eggs Mexican Style (VRP 400)


    Saute 1 small onion, finely chopped, in 2 tablespoons oil until it is almost tender. Stir in 3 tablespoons chopped mild green chillies. In a bowl beat 6 eggs with about 2 tablespoons milk and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in 1/3 cup grated or cubed Cheddar cheese and 3 tortillas, cut into small triangles and fried in a little oil until they are crisp. Pour the mixture in with the onions and chillies and cook the eggs, stirring constantly, until they are set. Serves 3 or 4.

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