Fish or Meat Souffle

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If you’re looking for a different way to prepare seafood try this delicious historic dish from Rosie’s Riveting Recipes. Most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry. You can also use ground beef if you prefer. I admit I wasn’t sure about it when I tested it for the cookbook, but it tasted great.


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons enriched flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 egg yolks, well beaten
  • 2 cups flaked salmon, tuna, ground, or cooked chopped meat
  • 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten


Combine flour, butter, and seasonings in top part of double boiler. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly. Cook to form a thick paste.

Beat egg yolks until thick and light in color; add to flour mixture and stir until smooth. Add salmon; mix well. Fold carefully, but thoroughly, into egg whites beaten stiff but not dry. Turn into well-greased casserole. Place in pan of hot water; bake in moderate (350 F) oven about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until set, or knife inserted into center comes clean. Serve at once with melted butter, celery, or pickle sauce. Serves 6.

Modern adaptation: For good results try using a 14.5 ounce can of salmon. To make a quiche combine the ingredients as directed in the original recipe and bake in a pie crust.

Imagine the government telling you how much meat or chicken you could buy, or how much sugar or flour you could have. Strange as it may seem, at one time it actually happened. Rosie’s Riveting Recipes gives a glimpse into life on the WW 2 home front. A cookbook and a history lesson in one with more than 180 economical, back-to-basics World War 2 ration recipes with short tales of life on the American home front interspersed throughout. Rosie’s Riveting Recipes is available on, and with many other online book sellers.