Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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.

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