Helen Corbitt wrote "Kitchen Klatter" in the Houston Post, Houston, Texas, for many years before moving to Dallas to Neiman Marcus as a chef. I feel very lucky to have this cookbook, the only one she took time to write, copyright 1957. There are some wonderful dishes in here. I thought you might enjoy the recipe for Helen's favorite sandwich. You can tell by reading the book she was one gutsy lady.
I have made this sandwich for a number of people and even for appetizers on small rye bread rounds. Do not be fooled by the ingredients.
Helen's Favorite Sandwich
1 small thinly slices sweet onion
1/2 pound sharp cheese, grated
1 cup canned red kidney beans, drained
1 tablespoon chopped pimento
A dash of sherry
1/2 fresh tomato , chopped
Saute onion in butter, add cheese and cook until cheese is melted. Add beans, pimento, and wine. When cool, add tomato and season with salt and pepper. Use rye, whole-wheat, or Boston Brown Bread.
I dare you to make it.
COOK'S NOTE: Cherry or grape tomatoes work well if garden tomatoes are not in season.