Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Easy Recipes - Oysters in Puff Paste

Roll out some puff paste and cut it into round pieces. Chop some oysters, mix them with the same amount of chopped hard boiled egg, a little chopped parsley and a little grated lemon peel, season with salt and pepper and a little pounded mace; moisten the mixture with a little cream and some of the oyster liquor; put a spoonful on each round of paste; fold over, moisten the edges and press them together. Brush over with the yolk of one egg and fry for fifteen minutes.

Easy Recipes - Lobster Cream

Pour ½ a pint of boiling milk over a small cupful of bread crumbs; when nearly cold add 3 well-beaten eggs, the lobster chopped fine, 2 teaspoonfuls of anchovy sauce, a pinch of cayenne. Stir well and mix in 3 tablespoonfuls of cream. Pour into a buttered mould, cover with buttered paper and steam for an hour. Serve with a good fish sauce.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Easy Recipes - St. Charles Indian Bread

Beat two eggs very light; mix alternately with them a pint of sour milk, and a pint of fine Indian meal; add a tablespoonful of melted butter, a teaspoonful of soda, dissolved in a little milk and added the last thing. Beat very hard, pour into a deep pan and bake in a quick oven.

Easy Recipes - Hot Potato Salad

Fry two slices of bacon in a pan until all the fat is fried out, then add 2 tablespoonfuls of vinegar. Arrange lettuce leaves around a platter; slice 6 hot potatoes in slices and pile in the centre; pour the bacon fat and vinegar over, sprinkle salt and pepper over, and chopped parsley. Serve with sausage.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Easy Recipes - Baked Pumpkin

Take a small pumpkin cut in half, and remove the seeds, scallop the edge. Put in a baking dish in the oven and bake until tender. When done take it out and serve at once and help just as it is.

Easy Recipes - Oysters a l'Indienne

Cook 1 doz. oysters until the gills curl. Take 1 dessertspoonful of curry powder, 1 of flour, a quarter of a pint of cream, a little onion, and a slice of apple, chopped, half a teaspoonful of lemon juice. Stir all together and add the oysters. Turn into a rice border, when very hot, and serve.

Easy Recipes - Cheese Polenta

Cook salted corn-meal for at least an hour; turn into a baking dish and add a cupful of grated cheese and season with pepper. Brown in the oven.—"Table Talk," Phila.

Easy Recipes - Canned Salmon Salad

Take a can of salmon, pick it out carefully and arrange on lettuce leaves with a mayonnaise dressing.

Easy Recipes - Hoe Cake

Make a thin batter of corn-meal and milk, add a little melted butter, and a little salt. If sweet milk is used, add a teaspoonful of baking powder; if sour milk ½ a teaspoonful of soda. Put a little fat in a frying pan; when hot pour in the batter till ½ an inch in thickness; when brown on one side turn. Serve hot.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Easy Recipes - Shredded Wheat Fish Balls

Freshen ½ a lb. of salt codfish and pick it very fine, add 4 shredded biscuits rolled very fine, a pinch of white pepper, a tablespoonful of butter, and 1 pt. of hot milk. Stir well and let stand 5 or 10 minutes. Make into balls, roll in egg and shredded biscuit crumbs. Then drop in hot fat and fry a light brown.

Easy Recipes - Indian Trifle

Mix together 3 tablespoonfuls of rice flour and 3 of finely ground white Indian meal. Scald 3 cupfuls of milk, add then a portion of it to the dry mixture, stir all together and continue to stir over the fire until the milk is very thick. Add 4 tablespoonfuls of sugar, cover and cook slowly for ten minutes; add 5 drops of cinnamon extract, and ½ of a cupful of shaved citron and turn into a mould or glass dish. Serve with a custard sauce.—"Table Talk," Phila.

Easy Recipes - Meat Pie with Potato Crust

Cut cold roast beef into thin slices, removing the fat and gristle; cover the bones and trimmings with cold water; add a few slices of onion and carrot, and a stalk of celery, if at hand; let simmer several hours; strain off the broth and simmer in it the slices of beef, until they are perfectly tender. Season with salt and pepper, and pour into a baking dish; cover with a round of potato crust in which there is an opening; bake until the crust is done (about 15 minutes).—Janet M. Hill in "Boston Cooking School Magazine."

Potato Crust.—Sift together 2 cups of flour, half a teaspoonful of salt, and 2 level teaspoonfuls of baking powder. With the tips of the fingers work in half a cup of shortening, and then 1 cup of cold mashed potatoes; add milk to make a soft dough, turn on to the board, handle as little as possible and pat and roll out to fit the dish.

Easy Recipes - Cheese Pudding

Grate some cheese, mix it with half as much fine bread crumbs, add 1 beaten egg, a little seasoning and milk enough to make a thick batter. Turn into a well greased dish and bake ¾ of an hour.

Easy Recipes - Chops Masked with Potato

Broil 6 chops. Cover the meat part of each chop with a spoonful of mashed potato (which has been beaten up with 2 eggs); put into the oven and brown.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Easy Recipes - Oyster Fritters

Chop fine 25 oysters. Beat 2 eggs very light and add 1 cup of milk, 2 cups of flour, pinch of salt. Beat until free from lumps; add the oysters, and ½ a teaspoonful of baking powder. Mix well and drop by spoonfuls into boiling fat; lift out with a skimmer, lay on brown paper and serve very hot.

Easy Recipes - Turbot a la Creme

Take cold cooked bluefish, flake it and pick out the bones. Have ready the following sauce: Rub 2 large spoonfuls of flour, by degrees, into a qt. of milk; mix very smooth; add an onion, several sprigs of parsley, thyme, grated nutmeg, salt, pepper. Boil until it becomes a thick sauce; stirring always. Remove from the fire, add a quarter of a pound of fresh butter; strain through a sieve. Lay a little in the bottom of a pudding dish, then a layer of fish and so on until the dish is full. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top. Heat and brown in the oven. Do not let it cook.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Easy Recipe Salmon Salad

Take a qt. can of salmon, pick it over carefully, as there are a great many little bones. Season with salt and pepper and a little lemon juice. Pile neatly on a platter, arrange the tops of boiled asparagus around it and cover with mayonnaise dressing.

Easy Recipe Beef Tongue (Fresh)

Boil a fresh beef tongue, fifteen minutes, skin it. Put in a pot, 1 carrot, 1 onion, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper, 2 cloves, glass of cooking wine, and a little water. Stew 4 hours. Strain out the vegetables and put in a little browned flour.

Easy Recipe Potato Puff

Beat light, two cupfuls of mashed potatoes, add 2 tablespoonfuls of melted butter, salt, pepper, cream, 2 eggs beaten separately; beat all hard. Pile high on a dish; put into the oven to color and become light.

Easy Recipe Calas

Three gills of soft boiled rice, 1 gill of rice flour, a pinch of salt, 6 tablespoonfuls of sugar, 2 of wheat flour, 3 eggs, a little yeast. Fry quickly.