Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rhubarb Puffs

One cupful of finely-chopped rhubarb, 1 cupful of sugar, 2 tablespoonfuls of butter, 1 teaspoonful of baking powder, ¼ of a cupful of milk, 2 eggs, sufficient flour to make a thick batter; cream the butter and sugar, add the well-beaten eggs, the milk, flour, rhubarb and baking powder. Half fill well-greased cups and steam ½ an hour.

Sauce.—Cream together ½ a cup each of butter and powdered sugar, then add by degrees one beaten egg, beating until perfectly smooth. The last thing before serving stir in 3 tablespoonfuls of boiling water.—"Table Talk," Phila

Savory Tomatoes

Take three large tomatoes and cut them in halves, take out the insides and mix thoroughly with two tablespoonfuls of bread crumbs, 1 tablespoonful of grated cheese, a gill of cream, ½ a teaspoonful of sugar, salt and cayenne to taste. Fill the tomatoes with this and on top of each piece put a thin slice of bacon. Put into the oven to cook and when the bacon is done, serve each one on a thin slice of toast.

Franklin Eggs

Take out the yolks from four hard boiled eggs. Pass them and 8 olives and 4 red chillies through a wire sieve; add a little salt. Put this paste back into the whites of the eggs which have been cut lengthwise. Serve on fried bread; hot or cold.

Cauliflower au Gratin

Boil a cauliflower, drain well and put it on a round platter. Make the sauce. Melt 1 oz. of butter, add 1 oz. of flour and a cupful of milk, and boil; sprinkle in 2 ozs. of grated Parmesan cheese, cayenne and salt to taste. Press the cauliflower together, pour the sauce over, sprinkle a little more cheese on top and put into the oven to brown.

Creme de Fromage

Take 2 tablespoonfuls of grated Parmesan cheese and 2 scant ones of cream, a little cayenne and salt. Mix into a smooth cream and spread on rounds of thin puff paste; double it over, press the edges well together, dip them in egg and chopped vermicelli; fry in boiling fat. Serve very hot.

Fish Salad

Take cold baked or boiled fish. Pick into small pieces. Cover with mayonnaise dressing. Garnish with sliced cucumber and serve.

Orange Marmalade Sandwiches

Spread orange marmalade on buttered bread. Put four slices on top of each other. Put under a weight and when well pressed trim off the crusts and cut down in thin slices so they will look like jelly cake.


A lb. of flour, ¼ of a lb. of butter, 2 ozs. of sugar, 3 eggs, ½ a pint of milk, ½ a gill of yeast. Melt the butter and sugar in the milk and mix several hours before baking. Bake in muffin rings.

Rice Border with Creamed Fish

Put one cupful of rice on to boil in 3 cupfuls of water. When it has been boiling for half an hour, add 2 tablespoonfuls of butter and a teaspoonful of salt. Let it just simmer for an hour. Mash it fine with a spoon and add 2 well-beaten eggs, and stir for 5 minutes. Butter a border mould and fill with the rice. Put in the oven for a few minutes. Turn out on a hot dish and fill the centre with creamed fish.

Benton Beef

Mix 1 tablespoonful of grated horse radish, 1 teaspoonful of made mustard, 1 teaspoonful of sugar, 4 tablespoonfuls of vinegar; pour over slices of hot roast or broiled beef.

Walnut Salad

Crack ½ a pound of English walnuts very carefully, to keep them in halves, make little balls of cream cheese and put half a walnut on each side (like the cream walnut candy) lay them on lettuce leaves, pour a French dressing over and serve with hot toasted crackers.

Parmesan Fritters

Boil together ¼ of a cup of water and 2 ozs. of butter, then shake in 2 ozs. of flour, stirring all the time; it must be well cooked. Add 2 ozs. of grated Parmesan cheese, salt and cayenne, stir well and mix in by degrees 2 well-beaten eggs. Drop this mixture by the spoonful into hot boiling fat and fry a golden brown and serve at once.

Curried Lobster

Into a saucepan put the meat from a boiled lobster (broken into small pieces) and ½ a cup of gravy and ½ a cup of cream or milk, and half a blade of mace. Mix 2 teaspoonfuls of curry powder with one teaspoonful of flour and 1 oz. of butter; add this to the lobster and simmer for ½ hour. After it is done add a squeeze of lemon juice and a little salt. Serve hot.

Scotch Eggs

Boil 6 eggs for 20 minutes, take the shell off, and when cold cover with the following: Cook ½ a cupful of stale bread crumbs and ½ a cupful of milk together until a smooth paste. Add 1 cupful of cooked lean ham chopped very fine, salt and pepper, and 1 beaten egg. Mix well and cover the hard boiled eggs with it. Fry in a frying basket in boiling lard for a minute.

Fried Corn-Meal Gems

Pour 1 pt. of boiling water on 1 pt. of corn-meal, add 1 teaspoonful of salt and 1 heaping tablespoonful of sugar. Beat well and set away until morning in a cool place. When ready to use add 2 well-beaten eggs and 1 heaping tablespoonful of flour. Drop by spoonful into boiling fat. Cook ten minutes.

Spanish Potatoes

Take two cups of mashed potato, form into balls, dip them into beaten egg, then into bread crumbs; fry in deep fat, stick a piece of the green stem of parsley into each one.

Tongue Toast

Mince cold boiled tongue fine; mix it well with cream and to every ½ pint of the mixture allow the well-beaten yolks of 2 eggs; place over the fire and let it simmer a few minutes. Serve on hot buttered toast.

Crab Salad

Boil 6 crabs, pick the meat out carefully, arrange a head of lettuce on a round platter. Put the crab meat in the centre, cover with mayonnaise dressing.

Fried Lobster

Take the meat out of a boiled lobster in large pieces. Dip each piece in egg, then in bread-crumbs. Fry in deep, hot fat. Serve with tartar sauce.

Veal and Tomato Salad

Take thick slices of cold veal and remove all the fat. Cut into dice, chop up tomatoes in the same sized pieces. Mix well and cover with mayonnaise.

Newport Tea Cakes

Sift together 3 cups of sifted flour and a teaspoonful of salt. Beat the yolks of three eggs until very light, add 1 pt. of milk and stir into the dry ingredients. Then beat the whites of three eggs, beaten dry. Bake in small buttered tins in a very hot oven.—Janet M. Hill, in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Chicken Short-cake

Mix 2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder with 1 pt. of flour. Rub it into a half cup of butter, add 1 cup of sweet milk. Bake quickly. Have prepared nice pieces of cold chicken, heat with gravy or a little soup stock, season well. Add some chopped parsley, pour over the short-cake and serve at once.

Asparagus a l'Indienne

Make a curry sauce as in curried macaroni, and heat in it a cup of asparagus tips. Serve with sippets of toast.—Janet M. Hill, in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Lobster in a Chafing Dish

Cut a small boiled lobster into small pieces, pour over them four tablespoonfuls of lemon juice, add salt and pepper, and mix well. Melt 2 tablespoonfuls of butter in the chafing dish, add the lobster and serve hot.

Friars' Eggs

Cook 1/3 of a cupful of stale bread-crumbs in 1/3 of a cupful of milk to a smooth paste. Add to it 1 cup lean ham, chopped fine, 1 teaspoonful made mustard, ½ a saltspoonful cayenne pepper, and mix smooth with 1 raw egg. Remove the shells from 6 hard-boiled eggs, and cover them with this mixture. Fry in hot fat until brown, drain, and serve hot or cold on a bed of parsley.

Hot Ham Sandwiches

Spread bread cut for sandwiches with chopped ham, season with a little made mustard and press together in pairs. Beat an egg, add ½ a cup of rich milk, and in the mixture soak the sandwiches a few moments. Heat a tablespoonful of butter, and in this brown the sandwiches, first on one side and then on the other. Drain on soft paper and serve at once.—Janet M. Hill, in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Stewed Kidney with Macaroni

Take 3 kidneys, skin them, remove the fat and cut into thin slices, season with salt, cayenne, and minced herbs; fry on both sides in butter, then stew in ½ a pt. of gravy flavored with tomatoes. Turn in a dish and cover the top with 2 ozs. of boiled macaroni; sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over the top and brown.

Potato Souffle

Bake 4 large potatoes; when soft scoop out the inside and rub through a fine sieve. Boil an oz. of butter and a quarter of a pint of milk; add the yolks of three eggs, one by one, beating well together with a wooden spoon. Beat the whites of the eggs and a pinch of salt in another dish, mix all together carefully, and bake in a well-greased tin, in a hot oven until it rises well, and is a pale brown in color. The tin should be only ½ full. If it is desired for a dessert add 15 drops of vanilla, and sugar to taste.

Mutton Stew with Canned Peas

Cut a breast of mutton into small pieces; dredge with flour and sauté to a golden brown in drippings or the fat of salt pork; cover with boiling water and let simmer until tender, seasoning with salt and pepper during the latter part of the cooking. Take out the meat, skim off the fat and add one can of peas drained, reheated in boiling water, and drained again; add more seasoning, if needed, and pour over the mutton on the serving-dish.—Janet M. Hill, in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Stuffed Fillets of Flounders

Take fillets from a flounder weighing 2½ lbs., season with salt and pepper, and a few drops of onion juice, if desired. Spread on one half of each fillet a tablespoonful of mashed potato (about 1 cup should be prepared) mixed with the beaten yolk of an egg, and seasoned with 1 tablespoonful of butter, ¼ of a teaspoonful of salt and a dash of pepper. Fold the other half of each fillet over the potato, cover with crumbs, dip in the white of egg beaten with 2 tablespoonfuls of water, and again cover with crumbs and fry in deep fat. Drain on soft paper, then insert a short piece of macaroni in the pointed end of each fillet and cover this with a paper frill. Garnish and serve with tomato sauce.—Janet M. Hill, in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Clam Chowder

Take 1 qt. of clams and chop them fine. Fry two slices of salt pork in an iron pot. When the fat is fried out, take the brittle out, put into the fat 2 slices of onion, then a layer of sliced potatoes, then a layer of chopped clams, sprinkle well with salt and pepper, then a layer of onion, then the bits of fried pork, cut into small pieces, add a layer of broken crackers. Do this until all is used. Then add the clam liquor and enough water to cover. Cook 20 minutes. Add 2 cups of hot milk just before serving. Use for this 6 large crackers, 1 onion, 6 potatoes, 1 qt. clams.

Spanish Rice

Boil ½ a lb. of rice. Dry it well and fry it with a little butter until lightly browned. Stir into it two large toasted tomatoes and a tablespoonful of grated cheese. Season with pepper and salt. Serve very hot.

Potatoes Cooked in Stock

Pare and slice six large potatoes, put in a saucepan, cover with stock, season, cook until potatoes are tender, add tablespoon butter and the same of chopped parsley. Stir carefully and serve with cold meat.

Beef Rissoles

Mince a pound of cold beef fine and mix with this three-quarters of a pound of bread crumbs, seasoned with salt and pepper and 1 teaspoonful of minced lemon peel. Make all into a thick paste with one or two eggs, form into balls and fry a golden-brown. Garnish with parsley and serve a brown sauce with them.

Waldorf Salad

Chop equal quantities of celery and apples, quite fine. Serve on lettuce leaves, with French dressing.

Beignets Souffles

Boil 3 ozs. of butter in ½ a pint of water and add flour enough to make the mixture stiff enough to leave the sides of the pan, then add the yolks of three eggs and beat the mixture well. When cold, add the whites of the eggs, beaten to a stiff froth, with one dessertspoonful of sugar and a flavoring of vanilla; fry in spoonfuls in hot fat. Serve at once. Grated cheese and cayenne pepper may be substituted for the sugar and vanilla.

Philadelphia Relish

Mix 2 cups of shredded cabbage, 2 green peppers, cut in shreds or finely chopped, 1 teaspoonful of celery seed, ¼ of a teaspoonful of mustard seed, ½ a teaspoonful of salt, ¼ of a cup of brown sugar, and ¼ of a cup of vinegar.—Janet M. Hill, in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Fried Bananas

Cut lengthwise 3 bananas, roll them in flour and fry in butter until a light-brown. Serve with cold duck.

Beef Collops

Have two pounds of rump steak, cut thin, and divide it into pieces about 3 inches long; beat these with the blade of a knife and dredge with flour. Put them in a frying-pan with a tablespoon of butter and let them fry for three minutes, then lay them in a small stewpan and pour over them the gravy, add a little more butter mixed smooth with a[Pg 61] little flour, and a small onion chopped fine, a pickled walnut and 1 teaspoonful of capers. Simmer for ten minutes and serve in a covered dish.

Asparagus Omelet

Boil a bunch of asparagus and when tender cut the green ends into very small pieces, mix them with four well-beaten eggs and add a little salt and pepper. Melt a piece of butter, about two ounces, in an omelet-pan, pour in the mixture, stir until it thickens, fold over and serve with clear brown gravy.

Angels on Horseback

Cut the required amount of bacon into little squares (large enough to roll an oyster in), sprinkle over each one some finely chopped parsley, lay on the oysters, season with pepper and lemon juice, roll up and fasten with a skewer and fry in butter until the bacon is cooked. Cut stale bread into squares and fry a golden-brown and lay on each slice an oyster. Serve very hot.

Cheese Timbales

Make a sauce with 2 tablespoonfuls each of butter and flour and half a cup each of thin cream, white stock and milk. Melt in this half a pound of grated cheese, add a dash of salt and paprika and pour over three whole eggs and the yolks of 4 beaten until a spoonful can be taken up. Turn into buttered timbale moulds and bake standing in a pan of hot water (the water should not boil), until the centres are firm. Serve hot with cream or tomato sauce.—Janet M. Hill, in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Planked Shad

Have a well-seasoned plank about 2 ft. long and 1½ wide, hickory is the best wood. Clean the fish, split it open and tack it to the plank with four good-sized tacks, skin side to the board. Dredge it with salt and pepper. Put the plank before the fire with the large end down. Then change and put the small end down; when done spread with butter and serve just as it is.

Beef Bubble and Squeak (English)

Fry thin slices of cold roast beef, taking care not to dry them up. Lay them on a flat dish and cover with fried greens. The greens are prepared from young cabbage, which should be boiled until tender, well drained and minced fine and placed until quite hot, in a frying-pan, with butter, a slice of onion and season with salt and pepper.

Anchovy Canapes

Cut stale bread a third of an inch thick and cut out with a small round cutter, and fry a golden-brown in butter or lard; boil two eggs hard, bone and fillet the anchovies and curl two fillets on each piece of toast and fill up the centre with the white of the eggs chopped fine and the yellow rubbed through a sieve.

Sweetbread Salad

Take 6 beef sweetbreads, parboil and cut fine. Mix well with mayonnaise dressing, pile on lettuce leaves, garnish with hard boiled egg.

Puree of Dried Beans

Mash and soak 1 qt. of dried beans in lukewarm water over night. In the morning drain and cover with fresh cold water, boil an hour, drain again; just cover with fresh water; add quarter of a teaspoonful of cooking soda, 1 lb. of ham, a bay leaf, an onion and a carrot; boil until soft. When done, take out the ham and press the vegetables, (onion, carrot and beans) through a sieve. Return them to the kettle, add a tablespoonful of butter and enough milk to make the required thickness. Season with salt and pepper. Let boil once and serve.

Beet Salad

Slice and cut into fancy shapes cold boiled beets; heap them in a salad bowl; cover with a thin sauce tartar. Garnish with young lettuce leaves.

Lobster a la Mode Francaise

Pick out the meat of one boiled lobster; cut into small bits. Put four tablespoonfuls of white stock, two tablespoonfuls of cream, a little pounded mace, cayenne and salt into a stewpan. When hot, add the lobster and simmer for six minutes. Serve in shells. Cover with bread crumbs; place small bits of butter over, and brown.

Cheese Scallop

Soak 1 cup of dry bread crumbs in fresh milk. Beat into this 3 eggs; add 1 tablespoonful of butter and half a pound of grated cheese; cover the top with grated crumbs and bake until well-browned. Serve with cold tongue.

French Toast

To 1 egg well-beaten, add 1 cup of milk and a pinch of salt. Dip slices of bread into this mixture, allowing each slice to become very moist. Brown on a hot-buttered griddle, spread with butter and serve at once.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cod Fish Puffs

Take 4 cups of mashed potatoes, 3 cups of salt cod fish (which has previously been freshened) picked fine, a small lump of butter and 2 well-beaten eggs; beat all together very light, put into a greased baking dish, cover the top with cracker or bread crumbs and bits of butter; brown in the oven and serve hot.

Rice Balls

To 1 pt. of boiled rice add, while still hot, ½ a cup of thick white sauce, the well-beaten yolk of 1 egg, ½ of a teaspoonful of salt, 3 tablespoonfuls of grated cheese and a dash of cayenne. Set aside until cold, then mould into small balls; dip each one into slightly-beaten egg, roll in fine bread crumbs and fry in smoking hot fat.—From "Table Talk," Phila.

Lobster (Southern Way)

Prepare as for salad, only cutting in larger pieces. One tablespoonful of flour, one of butter rubbed together, the yolk of an egg, one teaspoonful of curry powder, salt and pepper and a cupful of cream. Mix and pour over the lobster. To be either baked or stewed.

Jambalayah (A Creole Dish)

Take 1 large cupful of cold meat, 1 of boiled rice and 1 of stewed tomatoes. Let these cook well, season highly; fill a baking dish, cover with crumbs and bits of butter, and brown in the oven.

Jellied Chicken

Take a fowl, cut it up in joints, and put it in a saucepan with enough water to cover it, a pinch of mace, a teaspoonful of salt and a little pepper. Let it stew until the meat will leave the bones. Then take the meat out, remove the bones and arrange the meat nicely in a mould. Season the liquor with a little more salt and pepper and dissolve in it ¼ of an ounce of gelatine. Pour over the chicken. The mould may be lined with slices of hard boiled egg.

Squash Griddle Cakes

Mix 1 pt. of flour, 1 teaspoonful of baking powder, 1 teaspoonful of salt, and 2 tablespoonfuls of sugar together; sift them; add 2 well-beaten eggs, a pint of milk, and 2 cupfuls of boiled squash that has been strained. Beat until light. Bake on the griddle or add a little more flour and bake in muffin rings.

Stewed Trout

Wash and wipe the fish dry. Lay it in a saucepan with half an onion; cut in thin slices, parsley, two cloves, 1 blade of mace, two bay leaves, thyme, salt and pepper, 1 pint of meat stock, a glass of claret or port wine. Simmer gently for ½ an hour. Take out the fish, thicken the gravy with a little flour and butter rubbed together. Stir for five minutes. Pour over the fish and serve.

Baked Cheese and Rice

Make a white sauce with one heaping tablespoonful each of flour and butter, 1/3 of a teaspoonful of white pepper and 1 cupful and a half of milk. In a deep baking dish place alternate layers of rice, sauce, and grated cheese, having the last layer cheese. Place in a hot oven until brown.—From "Table Talk," Phila.

Veal Eggs in a Nest a la Turin

Mince cold veal, season to taste, and wet slightly with a good gravy. To each cupful allow a tablespoonful of finely minced blanched almonds, or the same quantity of chopped mushrooms. Bind the mixture with a beaten egg, stir over the fire one minute and set aside to cool. Flour your hands and form into balls the size and shape of an egg; let them get cold, roll in egg and cracker-dust and fry in deep fat. Arrange upon a platter a border of spaghetti, boiled tender in salted water and drained. Butter plentifully and pour carefully over it a cupful of strained tomato sauce. Heap the eggs in the centre.—From "The National Cook Book," by Marion Harland and Christine Terhune Herrick.

Kedgeree (Fish)

Take equal parts of cold fish (free from skin and bone) boiled rice and some hard boiled eggs. Chop the fish and eggs; mix with the rice, add bits of butter, about a tablespoonful in all, season with salt and pepper, and a sprinkle of curry powder. Warm in a saucepan and serve as hot as possible.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Potato and Meat Puffs

Take 1 cup cold meat, chopped fine, and season with salt and pepper. Make a paste with 1 cup of mashed potato and 1 egg, roll out with a little flour, cut it round with a saucer, put the meat on 1 half, fold it over like a puff, pinch the edges together in scallops, fry a light brown.

Champignons en Caisse

Peel and cut small 12 large mushrooms, put them into well buttered china cases. Add pepper, salt and chopped parsley.

Curry of Lobster

Remove the meat from a 3 lbs. boiled lobster and cut into 2 inch pieces; season with salt and a little cayenne, and set away where it is cold. Heat hot in a frying pan, 3 tablespoonfuls of butter, and then add 2 of flour and 1 small teaspoonful of curry powder. Stir this until browned and then add gradually 1½ cupfuls of stock and season to taste. Add the lobster, cook 6 minutes, then pour over toast arranged on a warm dish. Garnish with parsley. If onion is liked a few slices may be fried with the butter before the flour and curry powder are added.

French Bean Omelet

Cut up 2 tablespoonfuls of boiled French beans and stir them into 4 well-beaten eggs; add 2 tablespoonfuls of grated Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well, put into an omelet pan with 2 ozs. of butter, and fry until done. Serve very hot.

Parmesan Puffs

Put 4 ozs. of fine bread crumbs, 4 ozs. of grated Parmesan cheese, 2 ozs. of butter and a little salt and cayenne into a mortar, and pound them thoroughly. Bind the mixture together with a well-beaten egg and form into small balls, egg and bread crumb them and fry a light brown. Drain them and serve very hot.

Chicken Pie

Roll puff paste ¼ of an inch thick, cut in diamond shaped pieces, chill thoroughly, and bake about 15 minutes. Put a stewed or fricasseed chicken into a serving dish, reheat the pastry and arrange on top of the chicken.—Janet M. Hill in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Asparagus Salad

Boil a bunch of asparagus in rapid boiling salted water. When cooked put on a dish to cool. Cut off the tender part and place four or five stalks on a large lettuce leaf. Put a teaspoonful of thick mayonnaise dressing on the end of each bunch and serve.

Veal and Ham Pates

Mince cold cooked veal and ham in the proportion of 2/3 veal and 1/3 ham. A few mushrooms are a pleasing addition. To each cup of the mixture allow a tablespoonful of fine crumbs; season highly with salt, a dash of cayenne, a little lemon juice, and a teaspoonful of catsup. Wet up with stock, or butter and water, and heat in a vessel set in another of hot water, to a smoking boil. Take from the fire, stir in a beaten egg and a glass of sherry, and fill in shells of pastry that have been baked empty. The shells should be hot when the mince goes in. Set in the oven for 2 or 3 minutes, but the mixture must not cook.—From "The National Cook Book," by Marion Harland and Christine Terhune Herrick.

Deviled Cheese

Melt in a saucepan ½ a lb. of dairy cheese, add ¼ of a cupful of cream or milk, a small piece of butter, 1 beaten egg, 1 teaspoonful Worcestershire sauce, a tablespoonful finely chopped cucumber pickle; season highly with salt and cayenne. Melt the cheese over hot water and stir all the ingredients until thick and smooth. Serve at once on buttered toast.

Kidney Omelet

Take 3 eggs, 1 kidney, 2½ ozs. of butter; skin the kidney and cut it very small, fry it in some of the butter until cooked. Mix 3 eggs, beating yolks and whites separately, add salt and cayenne, and the kidney, melt the butter in the pan and fry the omelet until done, turn and serve.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oatmeal Bread

Boil 2 cups of oatmeal as for porridge, add ½ teaspoonful salt, and when cool, ½ cup molasses, and ½ a yeast cake; stir in enough wheat flour to make as stiff as it can be stirred with a spoon; put it into 2 well-greased tin pans and let stand in a warm place until very light; bake about an hour and a quarter. Do not cut until the next day.

Walnut Salad

Crack and parboil ½ a lb. of English walnuts, rub off the brown skin and when cold serve on lettuce leaves, with a French dressing.

Asparagus in Rolls

Cut off the tips of a well-boiled bunch of asparagus, mix with a thick cream sauce, season well, and fill with this the crusts of baker's rolls.

Grape Fruit Salad

Cut a grape-fruit in half, and scoop out the pulp in as large pieces as possible, and lay them on lettuce leaves. Make a dressing with two tablespoonfuls of sherry wine, and sugar to taste.

Mutton Custard

Fill a buttered custard cup lightly with stale bread-crumbs (centre of the loaf), and cooked mutton (chicken is more dainty), finely chopped. Beat an egg, add ½ a cup of milk, and a few grains of salt; pour the mixture over the bread and meat. Bake in a pan of hot water, or cook on the top of the stove, until the egg is lightly set. Do not allow the water about the egg to boil.—Janet M. Hill, in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Cheese Fondu

One cup of bread-crumbs very fine and dry, 2 scant cups of fresh milk, ½ a lb. of grated cheese, 3 eggs beaten very light, a small spoonful of melted butter, pepper and salt, a pinch of soda dissolved in hot water and stirred into the milk. Soak the crumbs in the milk, beat into these the eggs, and butter a baking dish. Pour the fondu into it, then sprinkle crumbs over the top. Bake in rather a quick oven until a delicate brown. Serve at once, as it will fall.

Broiled Live Lobster

Kill the lobster by inserting a sharp knife in its back between the body and tail shells cutting the spinal cord. Split the shell the entire length of the back, remove the stomach and intestinal canal, crack the large claws and lay the fish as flat as possible. Brush the meat with melted butter, season with salt and pepper, place in a broiler, and with the flesh side down, cover and broil slowly until a delicate brown, about 20 minutes. Turn the broiler and broil 10 minutes longer. Serve hot, with a sauce of melted butter.

Clam Pie

Put the required number of small, soft-shell clams into a saucepan, and bring to a boil, in their own liquor. Cut cold boiled potatoes into small cubes. Line a pudding-dish with pie-crust around the sides, and put a tea-cup in the centre of the dish to support the top crust when it is added. Put a layer of clams, then the potatoes, salt and pepper, and bits of butter; dredge with flour when all the clams and potatoes are used. Add the liquor and a little water if necessary. Put on the top crust, cutting several slits in it for the steam to escape. Bake 45 minutes.

Hungarian Patties

Make a paste with ½ a lb. of flour, ¼ of a lb. of lard, the yolk of 1 egg, ½ a teaspoonful of lemon juice, and ½ a teaspoonful of baking powder. Line some patty pans with this paste and fill with the following mixture. Mince 2 ozs. of chicken and 6 mushrooms, and an anchovy, season with cayenne, salt, and a little lemon peel. Mix enough white sauce with this, put into the patty pans, cover with paste, brush them over with an egg, bake in a hot oven.

Spider Cake

Beat 2 eggs very light, add 1 cup sour milk and 1 cup of sweet milk; stir into this 2 cups corn-meal and ½ cup of flour, 1 tablespoonful of sugar and 1 teaspoonful each of salt and soda. Mix, and heat thoroughly, and then pour it into the spider; pour over it 1 cup of sweet milk, but do not stir it into the batter. Bake in a hot oven ½ an hour. Slip it carefully onto a platter and serve at once.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Whip ¼ of a pt. of cream. Dissolve 1 good tablespoonful of gelatine in ½ a pt. of milk. Warm the milk in which the gelatine is dissolved, add 2 ozs. of grated Parmesan cheese. Stir on the fire for a few moments, take it off, season with pepper and salt, add the whipped cream, pour into small moulds and let it set. When cold turn out and garnish with aspic cut into dice.

Fried Whitebait

Clean, wash and wipe dry, season with salt, roll in flour and fry in hot fat. Melt 1 tablespoonful of butter, add a squeeze of lemon juice and a little chopped parsley, pour this over the fish and serve.

Squash Bread

Take 1 cup of stewed and strained squash, add to it 2 tablespoonfuls of sugar and 1 teaspoonful of salt; melt 1 tablespoonful of butter in 1½ cups of scalded milk, and when lukewarm, add ½ cup yeast, and flour enough to knead; knead ¼ hour, let rise until light; knead again and put it into greased tins, let rise again and bake.

Cerkestal (Turkish)

Take pieces of cold chicken. Make a sauce with 1 onion, sliced, 6 walnuts, chopped, ½ cup stock, cayenne and salt. Cook the chicken in this and when hot take it out and thicken the gravy with a little flour.

Shad Roe Croquettes

Boil the roe for 15 minutes in salted water; then drain and mash. Mix 4 tablespoonfuls each of butter and corn-starch and stir into a pint of boiling milk. Add to this the roe and 1 teaspoonful of salt, the juice of a lemon, cayenne and a grating of nutmeg. Boil up once and let get cold. Shape into croquettes and fry.

English Monkey

Soak 1 cup of stale bread crumbs in 1 cup of milk for 15 minutes. Into a saucepan put 1 teaspoonful of butter and ½ cup cream cheese, melt and add the crumbs, also a well-beaten egg, ½ teaspoonful salt and a pinch of cayenne. Cook for 3 minutes and pour it on toasted crackers.

Tomato Croutes

Take small tomatoes, scald and peel them, then cut a slice from the stem end. Place them, the cut side down, on slices of buttered bread, put them in a buttered baking tin, season with salt and pepper, bake ½ an hour. Serve with cold roast beef.

Buttered Lobster

Mince fine the meat of a boiled lobster, mix the coral with it, and the green fat, 2 tablespoonfuls of vinegar, ¼ of a lb. of butter and a saltspoon each of cayenne and made mustard. Let all get very hot. Serve on a hot dish with lettuce leaves and hard boiled egg.

Browned Potato Puree

Put 3 tablespoonfuls of good dripping into your soup-kettle and fry in it 1 dozen potatoes which have been pared, quartered, and laid in cold water for an hour. With them should go into the boiling fat a large, sliced onion. Cook fast but do not let them scorch. When they are browned add two quarts of boiling water, cover the pot, and simmer until the potatoes are soft and broken. Rub through a colander back into the kettle and stir in a great spoonful of butter rolled in browned flour, a tablespoonful of browned parsley, salt and pepper to taste. In another saucepan make a sugarless custard of a cup of boiling milk and 2 well-beaten eggs; take from the fire and beat fast for 1 minute, put into a heated tureen, beat in the potato and serve.—From "The National Cook Book," by Marion Harland and Christine Terhune Herrick.

Potato and Meat Turnovers

Mix with mashed potatoes a few spoonfuls of flour, a little salt and baking powder in the proportion of half a teaspoonful to ½ a cupful of flour. Use only sufficient flour to roll out in a ½ inch sheet. Cut into circles the size of a saucer, lay on each a spoonful of seasoned meat, fold over and pinch the edges together. Lay on a greased pan, brush each with milk and bake brown in a hot oven.—From "Table Talk," Phila.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Chop cold beef very fine, and season it with salt and pepper, then add some onion chopped fine and fried previously, also some rice boiled very dry. Mix all well together and make into small rounds, flour them and fry until brown. Serve with a hot gravy poured over them.

German Prune Cake

For this use a recipe for short cake adding more milk to make it into a thick batter. Turn into a shallow, oblong pan and over the top press lightly into the mixture a close layer of partly cooked prunes. Sprinkle thickly with granulated sugar and bake in a quick oven. Serve hot.—From "Table Talk," Phila.

Beef Cutlets

Trim and cut like cutlets some slices of beef; season. Fry on both sides until done; sprinkle over them chopped parsley, place on a dish and serve with a brown gravy.

Cheese Fondue

Beat 5 eggs without separating. When light, add 1 cupful of grated Swiss or mild American cheese, ½ a teaspoonful of salt, ¼ of a teaspoonful of white pepper, and three tablespoonfuls of butter cut into bits. Cook in a double boiler until the cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth and as thick as custard. Pour over hot buttered toast and send at once to the table.—"Table Talk," Phila.

Clams Sauteed and Creamed

Chop fine two strings of soft shell clams after washing them. Melt one large tablespoonful of butter in a frying pan, add the clams and stir frequently until they are nicely browned. Keep well broken with a spoon. When browned dredge over them 1 heaping tablespoonful of butter and stir again until it is absorbed and browned, then add gradually 1 cupful of milk, stirring until it is smooth and thick. Season well with salt and pepper, simmer for 5 minutes and serve on toast.—"Table Talk," Phila.

Tomato Jelly Salad

Cook a can of tomatoes with ½ an onion, a stalk of celery, a bay leaf and pepper and salt. Dissolve ¾ of a box of gelatine in ½ a cup of cold water. Add the gelatine to the tomato and strain into small round moulds; serve each one on a lettuce leaf with a circle of mayonnaise dressing around.

English Bread Pudding

Grease small cups and fill 2/3 full with bread crumbs and a little chopped candied fruit; beat 2 eggs without separating and 2 tablespoonfuls of sugar and 1½ cups of milk. Pour this carefully over the crumbs and stand the cups in a pan of boiling water and bake in a moderate oven 15 minutes. Turn out and serve with a vanilla or wine sauce.

Zephyr Eggs

Beat four eggs very light, add to them a pint of cream, season with salt and pepper. Butter small moulds and pour in the mixture, stand the moulds in a pan with about 2 inches of water, steam 20 minutes. Turn them out and pour a rich brown gravy around them. Garnish with chopped olives and red chillies.

Western Balls

Put ½ a pound of boiled potatoes through a sieve, mix with them 2 ozs. of grated ham, a little butter, a well-beaten egg, cayenne and salt to taste; if not moist enough, add a little cream, form into small balls, egg and bread crumb them and fry a golden brown in deep fat.

Lobster Creams

Whip ½ a pint of cream stiff, season it highly with cayenne and salt. Cut up ½ a boiled lobster and mix with the cream. Put into cases. Garnish with parsley and some of the lobster coral.

Collared Head

Boil ½ a pig's head until the meat comes from the bone, chop it fine and add salt and pepper and a slice of onion minced very fine. Stir all well together and turn into a mould. Serve cold.

Clam Pie

Chop the clams if large, saving the liquor that runs from them. Heat, strain, and season this and cook the chopped clams for 10 minutes in it. Have a thick top crust of good pastry, but none at the bottom of the bake dish. Fill with alternate layers of the minced clams, season with salt, pepper, a few drops of onion juice, some bits of butter and a few teaspoonfuls of strained tomato sauce, and thin slices of boiled potatoes. Dredge each layer of clams with flour. Lastly, pour in a cupful of clam juice, put on the crust and bake half an hour in a quick oven.—From "The National Cook Book," by Marion Harland and Christine Terhune Herrick.

Saratoga Corn Cake

Sift together 2 cups of pastry flour, 1½ cups of granulated yellow corn-meal, ½ a cup of sugar, ½ a teaspoonful of salt, and 1 teaspoonful of soda. Beat 2 eggs without separating, add 2 cups of thick sour cream or milk, and three tablespoonfuls of melted butter, and stir into the dry mixture. Beat thoroughly and bake in a large shallow pan for 25 minutes.—Janet M. Hill, in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Onion Soup

Simmer 2 finely minced onions for ¾ of an hour in a qt. of stock. Rub through a colander and put back again on the stove. Stir 2 tablespoonfuls each of flour and butter together until smooth; add to the soup. In another saucepan heat a cup of milk and a pinch of soda, add this to the stock, beat in the white of an egg, season with salt and pepper, and minced parsley.

Breast of Lamb Broiled

Heat and grease a gridiron, broil a breast of lamb first on one side, then on the other. Rub over with butter, pepper and salt. Serve on a hot dish with mint sauce.

German Way of Cooking Chickens

Stuff the chickens with a force meat made of French rolls, a little butter, egg, finely-chopped onion, parsley, thyme, and grated lemon peel; then lard and bread crumb them, putting a piece of fat over the breasts that they may not become too brown. Place them in a stewpan with 1 oz. of butter, leave uncovered for a short time, then cover and bake about 1½ hours. Half an hour before serving add a small cup of cream or milk and baste thoroughly over a hotter fire.

Crescent Croquettes

Roll some light pie crust very thin and cut in half moons. Chop beef or mutton very fine, add a little summer savory, parsley, salt and pepper. Lay some of this between two layers of paste. Egg and bread crumb them and fry in boiling fat for ten minutes.

Minced Collops

Mince very fine 1 lb. of beef, 1 onion, 2 ozs. suet; add a little flour, pepper and salt. Stew half an hour, stirring frequently.

Curried Fowl

Chop fine pieces of cold fowl, and brown 2 onions in 2 ozs. butter, add 1 teaspoonful flour, 1 dessertspoonful curry powder, 1 tablespoonful lemon juice, ½ pint gravy, season with salt and pepper. Stew 20 minutes.

Lobster Patties

Mince the boiled lobster meat, add to it 6 drops anchovy sauce, lemon juice and cayenne to taste and 4 tablespoonfuls of béchamel sauce. Line patty pans with light paste. Stir the lobster mixture over the fire for 5 minutes and put in the cases.

Béchamel Sauce.—One small bunch of parsley, 2 cloves, small bunch of herbs, salt to taste, 1 cup white stock and 1 cup of milk, 1 tablespoonful of arrowroot.

Hot Pot

Cut nice pieces of cold pork and put them into a deep pan. (If there are bones put them on to simmer and make a gravy, if not, use stock.) Parboil some potatoes and onions, cut them into rather large pieces and mix them in well with the meat, season with pepper, salt and a little sage, and add the gravy. Put a layer of potatoes on the top and brown in the oven.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Beefsteak and Kidney Pudding

Cut 2 lbs. of round steak into small pieces and slice one beef kidney. Line a deep dish with suet crust, leaving a small piece of crust to overlap the edge, then cover the bottom with a portion of the steak and kidney, season with salt and pepper, then add more steak and kidney, season again. Put in sufficient stock or water to come to within 2 inches of the top of the dish. Moisten the edges of the crust with cold water, cover the pudding over, press the two crusts together that the gravy may not escape and turn up the overhanging paste. Steam for 3 or 4 hours.

Mutton Kidneys

Cut some mutton kidneys, open down the centre, do not separate them; peel, and pass a skewer across them to keep them open, season and dip them in melted butter, broil over a clear fire, doing the cut side first; remove the skewers; have ready a little butter mixed with some chopped parsley, salt, pepper and a little lemon juice and a dash of nutmeg; put a small piece of this butter in the centre of each kidney and serve hot.

Potatoes au Gratin

Slice eight boiled potatoes, and put a layer of them in a buttered baking dish; make a white sauce with 1 tablespoonful each of butter and flour and a cup of milk; season with cayenne and salt; cover the layer of potatoes with a layer of sauce, and so continue until the dish is full. Sprinkle the top with bread crumbs and grated cheese; bake about 20 minutes.

Oyster Chartreuse

Boil and mash fine 6 potatoes, add a cupful of milk, salt and pepper to taste, a little butter, and the whites of 4 eggs beaten to a stiff froth. Have a plain mould well buttered and sprinkle the bottom and sides with bread crumbs. Line the mould with the potatoes and let stand for a few minutes. Put a slice of onion and 1 pt. of cream or milk to boil. Mix two tablespoonfuls of flour with a little cream or milk, and stir into the boiling cream. Season well with salt and pepper and cook eight minutes. Let the oysters come to a boil in their own liquor, skim them out and add to the cream, take out the piece of onion. Season and turn carefully into the mould. Cover with mashed potato, being careful not to add too much at once. Bake ½ an hour. Take from the oven about ten minutes before dishing and let it cool a little. Then place a large dish over the mould and turn out carefully. Caution should be taken that every part of the mould has a thick coating of the potato, and when the covering is put on, no opening is left for the sauce to escape.

Roast Pigeons with Bread Sauce

Stuff the pigeons with ordinary force meat. Roast and serve around a pyramid of baked tomatoes, and serve with the following sauce.

Sauce.—Simmer three small onions, sliced, in ½ a pint of milk for an hour. Take out the onions, put in grated bread, a small lump of butter, pepper, salt, a dessertspoonful of chopped parsley, 1 chili and 1 anchovy (washed and boned) shredded fine. Make it the consistency of bread sauce.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Wash the fish thoroughly, soak ½ an hour in cold water, skin side up; then cover with boiling water and let stand 5 minutes. Drain carefully, then remove the skin and bone. Put the flaked fish into a buttered serving dish and pour over it white sauce equal in quantity to that of the fish; cover with buttered crumbs and bake in a hot oven long enough to brown the crumbs.—Janet M. Hill, in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Coffee Fritters

Cut stale bread into finger-shaped pieces, mix ¾ of a cup of coffee infusion, 2 tablespoonfuls of sugar, ¼ of a teaspoonful of salt, 1 egg slightly beaten, and ¼ of a cup of cream. Dip the pieces of bread into the liquid and "egg and bread crumb," and fry in deep fat. Drain on soft paper at the oven door. Serve at once, with sauce.—Janet M. Hill, in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Coffee Sauce.—Scald 1½ cups of milk, half a cup of ground coffee, and let stand 20 minutes. Strain and add the infusion slowly to 1/3 of a cup of sugar, mixed with ¾ of a tablespoonful of arrowroot and a few grains of salt. Cook 5 minutes. Serve hot.—"Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Yorkshire Pork Pie

Chop lean pork somewhat coarsely; butter a pudding dish and line with good paste; put in the pork interspersed with minced onion and hard boiled eggs, cut into bits and sprinkle with pepper, salt, and powdered sage. Now and then dust with flour and drop in a bit of butter. When all the meat is in, dredge with flour and stick small pieces of butter quite thickly all over it. Cover with puff paste, cut a slit in the middle of the crust and bake ½ an hour for each lb. of meat. When it begins to brown, wash the crust with the white of an egg. It will give a fine gloss to it.—From "The National Cook Book," by Marion Harland and Christine Terhune Herrick.

Halibut Rechauffe

Cut an onion into a saucepan, add a cup of water, a little mace and parsley. When thoroughly boiled, add 1 cup of cream or milk, 1 small spoonful of butter, 1 tablespoonful of flour, and strain all through a sieve. Take cold halibut, remove the bones and skin, and flake it, butter a dish and put in a layer of fish then one of the dressing, alternately, until the dish is full. Put grated bread crumbs on top and bake half an hour.

Veal Mould

Boil 3 eggs, cut in slices crosswise and line the bottom and sides of a mould. Place in the mould alternate layers of thin slices of cold veal and ham. Cover with stock well boiled down. Set into the oven for ½ an hour; when cold turn out of mould and garnish with parsley.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cracker Custard

Take a dozen milk crackers, break them up in small pieces and put into a pudding dish. Heat 1 qt. of milk, until boiling, sweeten and flavor to taste with vanilla, lemon or orange, and stir into it three well-beaten eggs. Take the milk from the fire at once and pour over the broken crackers. When cool stand on the ice and serve icy cold.

Sugared Sweet Potatoes

Boil 6 sweet potatoes, peel them, and let them get cold, then cut in two lengthwise; lay them with the rounded side down in a baking dish, put a bit of butter and salt and pepper on each piece. Sprinkle granulated sugar over all and put in a quick oven to brown for ½ an hour.

Codfish Hash

Freshen 1 pt. of salt codfish, add to it 1 qt. chopped, boiled potatoes, mix well, cut three slices of salt pork in very small pieces and fry brown; remove half the pork and add the fish and potatoes to the remainder; let it stand and steam five minutes without stirring; be careful not to let it burn; then add 1/3 cup of milk, and stir well. Put the remainder of the pork around the edge of the pan, and a little butter over it; simmer slowly for ½ an hour, until a brown crust is formed, then turn on a platter and serve.

Potato Stew

Peel and slice 8 large potatoes. Into a deep saucepan put 3 slices of salt pork cut into small pieces, fry them, and then add the potatoes with salt, pepper, and 1 large peeled tomato, sliced, cover with water and let cook until the potatoes are done.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Breaded Ham Saute

Cut cold boiled ham into rather thick slices, cover with a mixture of pepper, olive oil, and mustard; dip in egg, then in cracker crumbs and set in a cold place. Fry slices of fat bacon or pork crisp, take them out and put the breaded ham into the hissing fat. Turn when the lower side is brown and cook the upper. Garnish with hard-boiled eggs cut in slices, serving a slice upon each portion of ham.—From "The National Cook Book," by Marion Harland and Christine Terhune Herrick.

Bologna Sandwich

Take off the skin from a bologna sausage. Rub to a paste. Spread slices of rye bread with butter and if liked, a little French mustard, then a layer of the bologna. Put two slices together.

Potato Balls

Beat the yolks of 2 eggs and add them to 2 cups of mashed potatoes, then add 1 tablespoonful of chopped parsley, a teaspoonful of onion juice, 2 tablespoonfuls of cream or milk, 1 tablespoonful of butter; mix well, form into small balls, and egg and bread crumb them. Fry in deep fat.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Bean Croquettes

Soak 1 qt. of white soup beans over night. In the morning, drain, cover with fresh cold water, bring to a boil, drain, and cover with 1 qt. boiling water; boil slowly for about an hour. When the beans are tender press through a sieve then add 1 tablespoonful of vinegar, 2 of molasses, 2 of butter, salt and cayenne to taste, let the mixture get cold, when form into croquettes, dip in egg and in bread crumbs and fry in boiling fat.

Hungarian Chicken

Joint a fowl as for fricassee; put it on the fire in enough cold water to cover it; bring it to a boil slowly, and cook until tender. Unless the chicken is quite young this should require from 2 to 3 hours. When it has been simmering about an hour put in a sliced onion, 2 stalks of celery, 3 sprigs of parsley, and a teaspoonful of paprika. When the chicken is done, arrange it in a dish, add to the gravy salt to taste and the juice of ½ a lemon and pour it over the chicken.—From "The National Cook Book," by Marion Harland and Christine Terhune Herrick.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Onion Souffle

Cook 3 tablespoonfuls of flour in four of butter; add ½ a cup of milk, season with salt and pepper. Mix this with 1 cupful of cooked onions put through a sieve; add three eggs beaten very light. Turn into a baking dish and stand in a pan of hot water. Bake ½ an hour.

Cheese and Tomato Rarebit

Put a tablespoonful of butter in the blazer and let the melted butter run over the bottom. Then add 2 cups of cheese grated or cut into dice. Stir until melted, then add the yolks of 2 eggs, beaten and diluted with ½ a cup of tomato purée, ¼ of a teaspoonful each of soda, salt, and paprika. Stir constantly until the mixture is smooth, then serve on bread toasted upon but one side.—Janet M. Hill in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Baked Rice Cake

One pt. of cold boiled rice, mixed with a cup of cold milk, 1 egg, about ½ a pt. of flour just sufficient to hold it together. Put into a deep pan and bake ½ an hour.

Chicken Fritters

Season well, pieces of cold roast chicken. Make a fritter batter, stir the pieces in. Drop by spoonfuls into boiling fat. Lemon juice added to the seasoning is an improvement.

Oysters with Madeira Sauce

Into a saucepan put 2 tablespoonfuls of butter and 1 of flour, ½ a cup of milk, a teaspoonful of salt and a dash of cayenne. Stir until smooth, then add 25 oysters that have been washed and drained. When cooked take from the stove and add 2 tablespoonfuls of Madeira wine.

Cold Duck and Chestnut-Border

Arrange slices of cold duck on a platter. Shell and blanch 1 qt. of chestnuts, then boil until soft, drain and put them through a colander. Add a tablespoonful of butter, salt and pepper to taste, arrange around the cold duck. Garnish with olives or bits of red currant jelly.

Fish Chowder

Put ¼ of a lb. of bacon into a frying pan with 1 onion sliced; fry a light brown. Into a saucepan put a layer of potatoes, a layer of fish, then a few slices of the onion and bacon, then season. Continue until all has[Pg 20] been used. Add 1 qt. of water, cover and let simmer 20 minutes without stirring. In a double boiler put 1 pt. of milk and break into it 6 water crackers; let it stand a few minutes then add to the chowder. Let it boil up once and serve. Use 3 lbs. of chopped fish and 3 potatoes for this.

Souffle Biscuit

Rub 4 ozs. of butter with a qt. of wheat flour, add a little salt. Make it into a paste with ½ a pt. of milk. Knead it well: roll it as thin as paper. Cut it out with a tumbler, and bake brown.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fig Ice Cream

Put 3½ cupfuls of milk in a double boiler and as soon as it comes to a boil stir in two tablespoonfuls of corn-starch that has been mixed with ½ a cupful of cold milk. Cook for ten minutes. Beat together 3 eggs and a cup and a half of sugar. Pour the cooked corn-starch and milk on this, stirring all the time. Put back again on the fire, and add 1 tablespoonful of gelatine which has been dissolved in 4 tablespoonfuls of cold water. Cook three minutes. Set away to cool. When cold add 1 pt. of cream and 1 tablespoonful of vanilla and freeze. When the mixture has been freezing for ten minutes, take off the cover and add 2 cupfuls of chopped figs. Cover again and freeze hard.

Chicken in Celery Sauce

Take the roots of a bunch of celery, clean and cut it into small pieces, put them into a saucepan and cover with cold water, about a pint, stew slowly and when tender put through a vegetable press. Into a saucepan put 1 tablespoonful each of flour and butter. When melted and rubbed smooth add ½ a cup of milk and the celery. Stir well and when it boils add salt and pepper. Have 1 pt. of cold chicken cut into dice, and add them to the boiling sauce when all is hot. Serve with toast points.

Scrambled Eggs with Shad Roes

When you have shad for dinner scald the roes ten minutes in boiling water (salted), drain, throw into cold water, leave them there three minutes, wipe dry, and set in a cold place until you wish to use them. Cut them across into pieces an inch or more wide, roll them in flour, and fry to a fine brown. Scramble a dish of eggs, pile the roes in the centre of a heated platter, and dispose the eggs in a sort of hedge all around them.—From "The National Cook Book," by Marion Harland and Christine Terhune Herrick.

Curried Hare

Clean and cut the hare or rabbit as for fricassee. Simmer slowly in just enough water to cover, add a thickening of 1 tablespoonful each of butter and flour, season with salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoonful of curry powder.

A Box of Chestnuts

Shell 1 qt. of chestnuts and cover with boiling water; leave them for fifteen minutes, then rub off the brown skins. Put them into a saucepan, cover them with soup stock and let them boil ½ an hour; when done, drain. Save the stock. Into a frying pan put 1 tablespoonful of butter and when melted add 1 of flour; cook until browned, then add the stock and stir until it boils; add salt and pepper to taste. Lay the chestnuts in a box made of fried bread and pour the sauce over.

To make the box, take a loaf of bread, cut off the crust and leave the sides as smooth as possible. Cut out the centre, leaving a box shaped piece. Fry this in deep fat.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Liver Rolls

Have ½ a lb. of calf's liver cut in thin slices, parboil for 5 minutes, wipe each piece dry, lay a thin slice of bacon on each slice of liver, season with salt and pepper, roll up and fasten with a wooden toothpick, dredge with flour and fry until done in bacon fat or drippings. When done take out the rolls and thicken the gravy with a little brown flour. If there is not gravy enough add a little boiling water. A teaspoonful of mushroom catsup added to the gravy is an improvement or a squeeze of onion juice.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Kornlet Omelet

Melt 1 tablespoonful of butter; cook in this 1 tablespoonful of flour, ¼ of a tablespoonful each of salt and pepper, then add gradually ½ a cup of kornlet. When the mixture boils, remove from the fire and stir in the yolks of three eggs beaten until thick, then fold in the whites of the eggs beaten dry. Turn into an omelet pan, in which two tablespoonfuls of butter have been melted. Spread evenly in the pan and let cook until "set" on the bottom, then put into the oven. When a knife cut down into the omelet comes out clean, score across the top at right angles to the handle of the pan. Fold and turn onto a heated dish.—Janet M. Hill, in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Broiled Beef and Mushroom Sauce

Stew ½ a can of mushrooms in 1 oz. of butter, salt, and cayenne pepper. Have ready mashed potatoes. Put them in a mound in the centre of a hot dish; make a hole in the centre, pour in the mushrooms, lay against the outside of the mound slices of cold roast beef.

Liver and Onions

Take 1 lb. of liver, cover it with boiling water and let it stand for five minutes, then cut it into dice. Into a frying pan put 3 slices of fat bacon and fry. When the fat is fried out add the liver and 4 onions, sliced thin; cook until done. Add a tablespoonful of flour, salt, and pepper. Mix well and serve.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Broiled Sweetbreads

For these use veal sweetbreads. Wash and parboil them and cut in half lengthwise. When cold, season with salt and pepper, and pour over them a little melted butter. Broil over a clear fire about 5 minutes. Serve with melted butter and chopped parsley poured over them.

Oyster Loaf

Take a loaf of bread, cut off the crusts, dig out the centre, making a box of it, brush it all over with melted butter and put into the oven to brown. Fill with creamed oysters, cover the top with fried bread crumbs, put into the oven for a minute and serve. Garnish with parsley.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Carolina Philpes

One gill of rice, boiled soft; when cold, rub it with a spoon. Moisten with water a gill of rice flour, and mix it with the rubbed rice. Beat 1 egg, very light, and stir in. Bake on a shallow tin plate, split and butter while hot.

Potted Beef

Take the outside slices left from boiled or braised beef, cut up into small pieces and pound it thoroughly with a little butter in a mortar; add salt, pepper and a little powdered mace. Mix thoroughly. Put it into jelly glasses, pour a coating of clarified butter over the top. Cover with paper until wanted.

Creamed Corn Beef

Scald 1 pt. of milk with slice of onion and stalk of celery. Stir into this ¼ of a cup each of butter and flour creamed together, let cook 15 minutes, stirring until thickened and then occasionally add a dash of paprika and strain over 1 pt. of cold cooked corn beef, cut into cubes. Turn into a pudding dish and cover with half a cup of cracker crumbs, mixed with 3 tablespoonfuls of melted butter. Set into the oven to reheat and brown the crumbs.—Janet M. Hill in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Shrimp Salad

Shell 1 can of shrimps, arrange on lettuce leaves, serve with French dressing.

Toad in a Hole

Cut 1 pt. of meat into 1 inch pieces and put them into a greased baking dish. Beat 2 eggs very light, add to it 1 pint of milk and pour it gradually into 6 tablespoonfuls of flour, beating all the time. Strain, add salt and pepper and pour it over the meat. Bake an hour and serve at once.

Calf's Liver Fried in Crumbs

Wash and parboil slices of liver, then roll each piece, in crumbs, then in beaten egg, then in crumbs again. Fry in hot lard.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bread Omelet

Beat 3 eggs separately. To the yolks add ½ a cup of milk, pinch of salt, pepper and ½ a cup of bread crumbs. Cut into this very carefully the well beaten whites; mix lightly. Put 1 tablespoonful of butter into a frying pan; and as soon as it is hot turn in the mixture. Set it over a good fire, being careful not to burn. When half done, set the pan in the oven for a few minutes to set the middle of the omelet. Turn onto a hot platter and serve.

Barley Stew

Cut ½ a lb. of cold meat into dice; wash ¼ of a cupful of barley, chop 2 onions very fine, put all into a saucepan and dredge with flour, season with salt and pepper. Add a qt. of water and simmer about 2 hours. Pare and slice 5 potatoes, add them to the stew and simmer an hour longer.