Mad Men Munchies

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Mad Men Munchies

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As you croon over Christina Hendricks and drool over Don Draper, consider midday martinis, cigarettes and philandering, wrap your mouth around these classicly Mad Men munchies.

Lucky for you this doesn’t mean snacking on some placenta, as January Jones (Betty Draper) may have your do, but some iconic foods that adorned table and bar tops across America in the 1960s.

Devils on horseback

20 prunes
about 12 slices medium-thick sliced pancetta or thinly sliced smoked bacon, cut into strips about 3cm wide
sprig rosemary
1 strip orange rind

Cover prunes and brandy and set aside to soak overnight. Remove from brandy, stuff with an almond, wrap in pancetta and set aside.

Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add devils and cook, turning, until thoroughly browned and crispy. Spear with a toothpick and serve immediately.

Devilled eggs

6 eggs, boiled, peeled and cut neatly in half lengthways
1 tablespoon mayonaisse
1 teaspoon djion mustard
1 teaspoon melted butter
tabasco, optional

Remove yolks from eggs. Combine yolks, mayonnaise, mustard and paprika in a bowl. Mash and mix together thoroughly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Fill a piping bag with yolk mixutre. Arrange eggwhites on a platter. Pipe in yolk mixture. Dot yolks with tabasco, and sprinkle with paprika and chives.

Celery, radish, walnut & gorgonzola salad

5 stalks celery, finely sliced diagonally
4 radishes
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
80g gorgonzola
1/4 flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons (40ml) olive oil
2 tablespoons (40ml) sherry or red wine vinegar

Combine celery, radish, walnuts, gorgonzola and parsley in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix together oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add dressing to salad and toss to combine.

Popcorn balls

7 cups popcorn
3 cups marshmallows
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt

Butter a large mixing bowl.

Combine marshmallows, butter and salt in a saucepan over a medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly to avoid mixture burning, until melted and thoroughly combined.

Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and stir to coat popcorn.