Clark Gable: Hunters’ Breakfast
Clark Gable was born in Cadiz, Ohio on February 1st. His parents were William H. and Adeline H. Gable, non-professional. Married to Carole Lombard, professional.
Clark Gable appeared on the stage in The Copperhead, Lady Frederick and Madam X. He was the winner of the Academy award as best actor of 1934 for his performance in It Happened One Night“.
Clark Gable’s many successes in the movie world are unparalleled. If interested, you can read his complete bio on IMDB.
Now we get to take a peak into his homestead and personal life with his contribution of a Hunters’ Breakfast
Clark Gable’s Hunters’ Breakfast
Every hunter should know how to prepare and cook his own birds and game. It’s the finishing touch to a day spent in the open, when you return home with an appetite as sharp as a razor. My specialty is doves. Here’s a recipe that is simple and sure fire, if you just follow the instructions. Of course, the first thing to do is to get your limit of doves. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, I Know.” – Clark Gable
First, pick the doves dry, put in boiling water and cook until tender. (Be careful; however, that the meat is firm and not cooked until it falls off the bones). While the doves are on the fire, prepare the sauce and cook the macaroni. The sauce goes like this:
Melt butter in a double boiler, stir in flour mixed with prepared mustard, add milk, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened to the right consistency. Toss in some chopped mushrooms and sliced hard boiled eggs.
Cook macaroni in boiling water until tender – drain in colander, pour cold water over macaroni until all the starcch is removed. Place doves on a heated platter and surround with the cooked macaroni. Pour white sauce over birds. Don’t get too much on the macaroni. It makes it soggy. Garnish with sprigs of parsley and pimento, if you feel ritzy. Serve with toasted, well-buttered French bread.
“I’ll have another helping, thanks.”
Hunters’ Breakfast Ingredients
- 12 doves
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/3 cup mushrooms
- 1 pound shell macaroni
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 hard-boiled eggs
Note: This recipe was a contribution from Clark Gable to a cookbook; however, the page was torn out and in a folder, so I’m afraid I don’t have the name of the cookbook. Feel free to let me know if you know!
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