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Civil War Foodways Part 2


 Fried Peach Pie, recipes below  
During the Civil War (1861-1865) a soldiers rations most often included coffee, sugar, a dried biscuit called hardtack, and salt or fresh pork or beef. They also might receive vinegar and dried fruit and vegetables as part of their rations. On rare occasion commissaries sent them fresh veggies like potatoes, onions, carrots, and turnips. With these food items camps cooks had to come up with meals that satisfied their regiments like for example fried pies or crab lanterns as some called them. On the battle field they would have been made with dried fruit and vinegar rations and lard and flour acquired by barter or gun point. They are shaped into fruit filled turnovers and would have been deep fried over a camp fire in a cast-iron skillet. Fried pies remained popular after the war because they traveled well and did not require refrigeration.

Fried Pie Recipe with Photos: http://www.southernplate.com/2009/07/easy-fried-pies.html.

Green Tomato Mincemeat Fried Pie Recipe: 
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Green-Tomato-Mincemeat-Fried-Pies/Detail.aspx
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Civil War Stories and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Civil+War

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