Squaw Dish (Scrambled Eggs and Corn), a Satisfying Meal for Tough Times

I used to be a baby throughout World Struggle II. Like everybody else on the block, my household had a victory backyard. We grew potatoes, carrots and lettuce. Our subsequent door neighbors grew beans and corn. Meals was scarce then, and all the neighbors shared their crops.

Till I married my husband, I had by no means heard of Squaw Dish, and my mom by no means made it. Some might discover the identify offensive, however this dish nonetheless exists and by the identical identify. My husband instructed me tips on how to make it and I did. This easy dish was tasty and satisfying — good for our restricted funds.

What’s Squaw Dish? I regarded on the Web and was shocked to see quite a lot of recipes. Campers make the dish. Woman Scouts and Boy Scouts make it. Effie M. Hudson of Muskegon County in Michigan, makes it and shares her recipe on the Farm Woman Cookbook Weblog.

She discovered the recipe in an outdated espresso can that belonged to her great-grandmother. Apparently her great-grandmother saved recipes within the can. “A number of the recipes are handwritten,” she explains, “and lots of are torn from newspapers and magazines.” Effie thinks the recipe originated within the Nineteen Twenties.

It is exhausting to imagine such easy elements — bacon, eggs, and creamed corn — might style so good. Many despair period and World Struggle II recipes made probably the most of a little bit meals, on this case, just a few strips of bacon. Bacon is cooked in a skillet till crisp after which eliminated. Scrambled eggs are added to the bacon fats. As quickly as they begin to set, a can of creamed corn is added to the combination. Effie garnishes her eggs and corn with chopped inexperienced pepper.

Bob Wakeman posts his recipe on the Only a Pinch Recipes web site. His recipe is principally the identical as Effie’s, solely Bob provides some diced onions for taste. One other recipe requires bitter cream to make the dish even creamier. Little doubt about it, this homey dish is budget-friendly and tastes good, too.

I up to date the recipe to chop down on preparation time and the fats content material. Chances are you’ll serve the dish with toast, corn muffins, or exhausting rolls. Add a tossed inexperienced salad and you’ve got an entire meal. Nervous about your grocery payments? Possibly it is time to serve and up to date model of Squaw Dish.


1 1/2 tablespoons butter

1 envelope pre-cooked bacon (recipe items or crumbled)

6-8 giant eggs, room temperature

1 can cream-style corn

Salt and freshly cracked pepper to style

4 inexperienced onions, white and inexperienced components, chopped


Soften the butter in a big skillet. Add the cooked bacon items and saute for a minute. Put eggs and corn in a bowl. Beat effectively with fork to mix. Add egg and corn combination to skillet and cook dinner till set. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon onto plates and garnish every serving with chopped inexperienced onions. Makes 4-5 servings.

Copyright 2012 by Harriet Hodgson