Thursday, January 28, 2010

Easy Picnic Recipes - Pickled Oysters

Take ½ a pt. of white wine and ½ a pt. of vinegar, 4 teaspoonfuls of salt, six of whole black pepper, and a little mace. Strain the oyster liquor and add the above ingredients. Boil up once and pour hot over the oysters. Let them stand ten minutes or until cold and then put in a jar and cover tightly.

Easy Recipes - Harlequin Sandwiches

Butter slices of both white and Graham bread. Spread each with Neuchatel cheese, chop fine a few English walnuts and sprinkle over. Put a white and a brown slice together.

Easy Recipe - Dolmas (A Turkish Dish)

Chop fine 1 cup of cold mutton and 1 small onion; add to this ½ a cup boiled rice, salt and pepper, mix well. Take some cabbage leaves and put them into boiling water for a minute, and then roll the chopped meat mixture up in them like a sausage; then stew them in a little soup stock. Serve hot with garnish of hard boiled egg.

Easy Recipe - Jellied Tongue

Make a jelly of ¼ a box of gelatine and a pint of soup stock; season highly when it begins to thicken. Wet a mould and lay slices of tongue all over the bottom and sides. When it begins to set fill the centre with chopped chicken, hard boiled eggs, or just use tongue alone. When cold and firm garnish with parsley.

Easy Recipes - Oyster Patties

Make a rich puff paste and bake it in small patty-pans. When cool turn out on a large dish. Stew the oysters with a few cloves, a little whole mace and the yolk of an egg boiled hard and grated, a little butter and enough oyster liquor to cover. When the oysters are cooked, set away to cool. When cold put two or three oysters and a little sauce in each patty-shell, serve with lettuce and French dressing.

Easy Recipe - Barbacued Lobster

Cut up and chop a large lobster; add both black and cayenne pepper, mustard, salt, a small cup of sweet oil, two or three powdered crackers or bread crumbs; a wine-glass of wine, lemon juice; mix well. Shape into a loaf and cover with bread crumbs. Bake half an hour.

Easy Recipe - Baked Oyster Dumplings

Drain the oysters and cover with a little lemon juice. Make a light puff paste and cut into pieces about 4 inches square; brush them over with white of egg. Place upon each square 2 or 3 of the prepared oysters and put a little piece of butter on them. Bring the four corners of the paste together and fasten them with a small wooden toothpick, leaving the crust open between the points. Bake in the oven until a nice brown, take out the toothpicks and serve.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Fried Celery

Cut it into inch lengths and boil until tender in slightly salted water, dip the pieces in fritter batter and fry in smoking hot fat. Garnish with parsley and serve with tomato sauce.

Beef a la Mode

Take a round of beef, trim off the fat, cut fat bacon into strips and roll them in a mixture of sweet herbs, spice, salt and pepper. Lard the meat with these and rub the rest of the seasoning into the meat. Flour it, put in a deep pan, add a pt. of water and bake in a moderate oven. Baste often. Strain the gravy and if you like a little cooking wine may be added to the gravy. Serve hot or cold.

Potato Chowder

Pare and chop into dice 6 potatoes. Put into a frying pan 1 chopped onion and 2 slices of bacon cut into small pieces, fry until a light brown. Put the potatoes, bacon and onion, a little chopped parsley, salt and pepper into a saucepan. Add 1 pt. of water, cover and simmer 15 or 20 minutes. Then add 1 pt. of milk. Mix 1 tablespoonful each of butter and flour, add to the rest and stir carefully until it boils.

A Spanish Fish Dish

Bone some nice pieces of cold fish. Warm it in a cupful of olive oil, 1 clove of garlic, some Spanish red pepper and a wine-glass of tarragon vinegar. Lay tomatoes, cooked down to a thick purée, in a dish; lay the fish upon it, pour the sauce over and serve.

Stewed Celery in Brown Sauce

Cut the celery in six inch lengths, boil in salt and water, strain. Put ½ a pint of soup stock or gravy on the fire and cook the celery in it; add pepper and salt, a little nutmeg, 4 tablespoonfuls of cream, a little thickening of butter and flour. Simmer only a few minutes.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Easy Delicious Recipes

Veal Salad
Chop cold veal very fine, season, mix well with mayonnaise dressing. Heap on lettuce leaves. Garnish with slices of hard boiled egg.

Fish and Rice
Bone and flake cold fish; season with salt and cayenne pepper. Stir in a stewpan with a good piece of fresh butter. When hot add a teacupful of ready boiled rice, and the yolks of 4 hard boiled eggs. Stir well together until hot. Dish and serve with pickles.

Curry of Macaroni
Melt 2 tablespoonfuls of butter, cook in it 2 slices of onion until the onion becomes of a pale straw color, then add two tablespoonfuls of flour, 1 tablespoonful of curry powder, ¼ teaspoonful of salt and a dash of pepper. When blended with the butter, add gradually 1 cup of milk and stir until smooth and boiling. Then strain over 1 cup of macaroni, cooked until tender in boiling salted water and then drained and rinsed in cold water. Reheat and serve.—Janet M. Hill in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Oyster Canapes
Into a saucepan put 1 dozen finely chopped oysters, a teaspoonful of cracker dust, a tablespoonful of butter and ½ a cup of milk, season with salt and pepper. Stir and let the mixture simmer for a few minutes; pour the mixture over buttered toast and serve.

Dried Apple Cake
Soak 3 cups of dried apples over night; drain the water off and cut them up a little and put them over the fire with 2 cups of molasses; boil until thick; take off the fire and put into a bowl. Add a cup of shortening, a tablespoonful of cinnamon, dessertspoonful of cloves, the same of allspice, a cup of sweet milk; when cold a tablespoonful of soda, dissolved in hot water, 4 cups of flour, added by degrees, 3 eggs well beaten, added last. Grease 3 pans well and bake.

Vegetable Soup
Cut fine 2 carrots, 1 turnip, 3 stalks of celery and half an onion; cook ten minutes in 4 tablespoonfuls of butter, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup of chopped potatoes, cover and cook five minutes, then add a qt. of boiling water and cook an hour. Mash the vegetables, add a tablespoonful of butter and a little chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

Beef Salad
Chop very fine slices of cold roast beef, having first removed all fat; add six finely chopped cold potatoes, the same quantity of beets, a few slices of tomatoes, a few leaves of lettuce, a small bunch of parsley. Mix thoroughly, and chop all together, until the whole is almost reduced to a cream. Cover with a rich mayonnaise. Garnish with slices of tomato and lettuce leaves.

Corn-starch Cake
Beat well the whites of 4 eggs, beat the yolks, then beat them together. Cream a ¼ of a lb. of butter. Add to it gradually ½ a lb. of granulated sugar and beat until light, then add the eggs and beat again. Mix 2 ozs. of corn-starch with a quarter of a lb. of wheat flour; add a teaspoonful of baking powder and sift, stir this into the cake. Add the grated rind of ½ a lemon, bake in greased gem pans in a moderate oven 15 minutes.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Easy Recipes - Cheese Fritters

One oz. of well boiled macaroni, cut very small, 1 large tablespoonful of grated cheese, 1 of cream; mix all together. Season with pepper and salt. Roll out puff paste very thin, cut into rounds, place some of this mixture on each round, double them over, egg and vermicelli them, fry a light brown. Serve hot.

Easy Recipes - Celery Sandwiches

Chop very fine a few stalks of celery, mix well with a mayonnaise dressing, spread on buttered bread, put two together; press and cut in any shape desired.

Easy Recipes - Fillets of Weakfish

Take a three lb. fish, cut off the head and tail, split the fish through the back and take out the bone, cut these two pieces into four or six, season with salt and pepper. Dip each piece into melted butter, then roll in crumbs and broil on both sides. Serve with tartare sauce.

Easy Recipes - Crumb Griddle Cakes

Put a large cup of bread crumbs to soak in a qt. of sour milk over night; in the morning rub through a sieve. Add the yokes of 4 eggs, well beaten, 2 teaspoonfuls of soda dissolved in a little water, 1 tablespoonful melted butter, and enough corn-meal to make it the consistency of ordinary griddle cakes. Add the whites of the eggs just before frying.

Easy Recipes - Cod Cutlets

Make the following sauce and simmer the fish cutlets in it. One cupful of stock, pepper, salt, parsley, onion, a little lemon juice and a glass of sherry. Thicken with browned flour. Heat the cutlets slowly, do not let them boil.

Brown Apple Sauce for Cold Pork

Put ½ a pt. of gravy in a saucepan with 5 pared, cored and quartered apples. Simmer gently, until tender; beat to a pulp, season with cayenne and serve with cold roast pork.

Potato Recipes - Potato Croquettes

Four mashed potatoes, season highly with pepper and salt, butter and chopped parsley. Beat very well. Roll into balls, egg and bread crumb them and fry in boiling lard.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Egg Recipes - Chopped Ham and Egg

eggChop fine cold cooked ham. Toast and butter some slices of bread, spread the ham on the toast, put them in the oven for 3 or 4 minutes. Beat 4 eggs in a cup of milk, season with salt and pepper. Put 2 tablespoonfuls of butter in a saucepan, pour in the beaten eggs and stir over the fire until thick but do not let it boil. Pour the eggs over the ham and serve.

Egg Recipes

Easy Recipes - Bread Dumplings

Soak stale bread in cold water for 15 minutes, then squeeze as dry as possible. To each pt. add 2 tablespoonfuls of milk, 1 well beaten egg, 2 tablespoonfuls of melted butter, ½ of a teaspoonful of salt and the same of sugar and sufficient flour to make of such consistence that the mixture will not fall apart when a small spoonful is dropped into boiling water. Have the water slightly salted and boiling hard. Test a spoonful of the mixture. When of the right consistency drop a number of spoonfuls at a time into the water and cook for 5 minutes. Lift out with a skimmer and arrange in a dish, keeping them hot over water until all are done.—"Table Talk," Phila.

Easy Recipes - Lunch Sandwiches

Butter slightly, slices of white bread. Chop fine four stalks of celery, and the same quantity of cold meat. Make a mayonnaise dressing, stir it into the meat and celery, spread on the bread; put a plain slice of bread and butter on top.

Sauce Recipes - Eels with Tartare Sauce

Cut the eels into four-inch pieces. Let them stand in boiling water for 5 minutes, drain, season, dip in egg and bread crumbs and fry in hot fat. Serve with tartare sauce.

Soup Recipes - Chestnut Soup

Peel 1 qt. of large chestnuts and blanch them in hot water. Drain and rub off the inner skin and cook until tender in good stock, drain and rub them through a fine sieve. Add more stock and season with mace, cayenne and salt, and stir until it boils, then add ¼ of a pint of cream. Serve at once.

Easy Chicken Recipes - Blanquette of Chicken

One pt. of cold chicken cut into small dice, ½ a cup of stock, ½ a cup of milk, 1 tablespoonful of flour, 1 of butter, yolks of 2 eggs. Rub the butter and flour smooth and put into a frying pan. Add the stock, milk and season with salt and pepper, stir until it boils; then add the chicken and stand over a moderate fire until hot. Take it from the fire and add the well-beaten yolks; do not let it boil after the eggs are added. Serve at once.

Easy Chicken Recipes

Egg Recipes - Alpine Eggs

eggButter a shallow tin and line it with thin slices of cheese, break over this five eggs, being careful not to break the yolks, and season with salt and pepper. Grate a little cheese and chop fine a few sprigs of parsley, mix and sprinkle over the top, put a few bits of butter over it and bake in a quick oven ten minutes.

Easy Picnic Recipes

Fish Recipes - Stewed Black Fish

Take a four-pound fish; throw a little salt over it to harden it, and let it stand an hour. Score and brown it upon a buttered gridiron. Lay it upon a strainer with some fresh mushrooms, a white onion sliced, a sprig of parsley, a few pepper corns, four cloves, a little mace, a pinch of cayenne, the juice and grated rind of a lemon, a pint of claret, and one of water. Cover the kettle well, simmer slowly, and when done, lift the fish gently and strain the sauce over it, laying the mushrooms around it.

Easy Picnic Recipes

Rice Recipes - Valentia Rice

Chop fine 2 onions, fry in half a cup of rendered bacon. Do not let them burn. Take six tomatoes, pare, cut fine. Add to the onions and fry until done. Take two cups of rice, wash and put into a saucepan, pour the mixture over, and add as much water as will boil the rice well; then add two seeded green peppers, cut in quarters, salt to taste and boil until rice is soft. Take out the ends of the peppers. Serve with cold meat.

Easy Picnic Recipes

Corn Recipe - Southern Corn Pone

Sift a qt. of white corn-meal and add a teaspoonful of salt; pour on enough cold water to make a mixture that will squeeze easily through the fingers. Work to a soft dough. Mould into oblong cakes an inch thick at the ends, and a little thicker in the centre. Slap them down on the pan and press them a little to show the marks of the fingers. Bake in a hot oven 20 minutes.

Easy Picnic Recipes

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Delicious easy picnic recipes

Maple Sugar Tea Biscuit.

Sift together 1 qt. of sifted flour, 1 teaspoonful of salt and 3 level teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Work into these ingredients 2 tablespoonfuls of butter and then mix to a dough with milk or milk and water. Cut the dough until light and spongy, then pat out into a rectangular sheet with the rolling-pin; spread with maple sugar and roll up like a jelly roll. Cut from the end in rounds. Bake in a buttered pan and serve hot with butter.

Tomato Salad.

Scoop out the centres of 6 tomatoes, fill with chopped watercress and the inside of the tomato and pour a French dressing on. Serve on lettuce leaves.

Tongue Squares.

Fry squares of bread, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on them, season highly with pepper and salt. Pile grated tongue in a pyramid on each square. Serve either hot or cold.

Cheese Straws.

Grate 2 ozs. of cheese, and mix well with 2 ozs. of butter, 2 ozs. of flour, 2 ozs. of bread crumbs, season with cayenne and salt to taste. Roll out very thin and cut into strips ¼ of an inch wide and 6 long. Lay on a buttered tin and bake brown.

Cinnamon Wafers.

One cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 4 of flour, 3 eggs, a cup of sweet milk or, better, sour milk with a teaspoonful of soda dissolved in it. Spread with a spoon thin on tin sheets either in small cakes or one large one, which can be cut after baking. When half baked, draw to the front of the oven and sift granulated sugar mixed with cinnamon over them.

A Pretty Salad.

Boil six young beets, and when cooked, scoop out the centres and fill with asparagus tips which have been soaked in French dressing. Make a mayonnaise dressing, spread it evenly on a round dish, sink the beets into it, and garnish with young lettuce leaves.

Gatineau Trout (Baked).

Make a stuffing of fine bread crumbs, parsley or thyme, butter, salt and pepper. Have the fish carefully dried and cleaned, put in the stuffing and sew it up. Bake 20 minutes to half an hour. Baste well with drippings and serve with a garnish of parsley.


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