Wretched Retro Recipes Edition 1

Yup. I am constantly reading and re-reading my cookbooks and this time decided to do so with a purpose: To find the grossest recipes from the 1940′s. I have found a few that are going to be really interesting! (Let me just say that Wal Mart is very happy that I am going through some of their plain gelatin!)

Today I am starting with a fairly simple one:

Ew. All I can think about is a yolk staring at me through a potato. Wretched indeed. It wasn’t as bad as I thought, though. Dang. Could be an interesting use for leftover baked potatoes. I even think this one could pass at a scout camp! (Well, they have been known to eat ANYthing!)

I made it per directions, but used seasoned salt as my only seasoning. It could have used more, for my taste. It might be fun to put the cheese in first and then the egg to make it a wretched Halloween breakfast and make it runny. Just sayin!


  • 6  potatoes (I used large Yukon Golds)
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 T. grated cheese (I used colby jack)
  • 6 t. butter
  • Seasoned salt


  1. Bake the potatoes.
  2. Cool slightly and slice off the tops. Remove some of the inside, making a cup out of your potato.
  3. In its place, drop a raw egg, top with 1 T. cheese and 1 t. butter.
  4. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 4 minutes or until egg is set to your liking.

For leftover potatoes: Cut the top 1/4 off and scoop out a bit of the inside.

Drop a raw egg inside and top with 1 T. cheese and 1 t. butter. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes or until the potato is re heated and the egg is cooked to your liking!

Here they are with the egg in it:

Here is one fresh out of the oven. Not too wretched  right? It had me at the cheese:

TASTE: I promise to take at least one bite of every wretched food I make. This one wasn’t too bad. Like I said the potato was a but bland, but not gross at all.

Wretched Rating (1 being palatable and 5 being spit it out): 1

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