My sweet darling son gets tired of the same old sandwiches, so I make these when those blues hit and he gobbles them up. My DH, the comic of course, also gobbles them up but he adds a dollop of cranberry sauce to his seashell when it's filled with my Baked Leftover Turkey Salad Hot Dish or Sandwich Filling and tells my son it's the red tide in the seashell. Well at least my son learns marine biology while eating his seashells. Thank goodness DH doesn't add a dollop of caviar, I know he would say it was an oil spill.
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- 1Heat oven to 450°F.
- 2In a medium saucepan bring hot water and shortening to a boil.
- 3Add dry ingredients all at one time, stirring constantly.
- 4Continue cooking and stirring until mixture leaves the sides of the pan, add a little more flour and salt if it doesn't pull away.
- 5Remove from heat, cool 2 minutes.
- 6Add an egg, one at a time, beating vigorously after each egg until mixture is smooth again.
- 7On a lightly oiled foil lined baking sheet drop mixture by teaspoonfuls about 1 1/2 inches apart.
- 8Bake for 8- 10 minutes at 450°F.
- 9Turn oven down to 350°F, bake for 12- 15 minutes longer, watch for too much browning.
- 10Remove from sheet and cool on wire racks.
- 11When cool, cut top partially open and fill with favourite kid filling (tuna, chicken, turkey, seafood salad).
- 12Serve on a bowl of crushed ice covered with tinted plastic wrap (I use blue for the ocean).
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Nutritional Facts for Sterling's Seashell Sandwiches
Serving Size: 1 (617 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 45.0
- Calories from Fat 30
- Total Fat 3.3 g
- Saturated Fat 0.8 g
- Cholesterol 15.9 mg
- Sodium 39.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 2.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.9 g