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GUEST,MTed What are corn dodgers, in old Ives song? (43) RE: What are corn dodgers, in old Ives song? 20 Jan 00

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My corn dodgers were more like Bob's, basically a sort of cornmeal quickbread recipe, but more dough-like (though I am going to try the one egg recipe--it could work!!) they are supposed to be fried, not baked, because they are supposed to be the easiest and cheapest thing in the world to fix, a pioneer food--you could make a fire at night, thrown some grease on the skillet, and grind up the corn (coarse, because it is easier) and throw it in the skillet-

I think that the recipe book corn dodgers are a lot more civilized than the ones in the songs, which tended to be eaten day after day, when there wasn't much else to be had--my father reminded me that, in those good old days, people had belly aches a lot of the time, owing to the fact that without refrigeration, you were never sure just how well preserved anything was--also, you ate what you had, and didn't have the luxury of throwing something out if it was a bit discolored, or smelled a little odd--

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