Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Turkish Soup

Season and fry some lamb chops; add 2 green peppers sliced thin, 1 onion chopped and an herb bouquet. Then cook 1/2 cup of barley in 1 quart of soup stock until tender. Pour all together and let cook until meat is very tender. Serve hot.

Mushrooms a la Bordelaise

Drain 1 can of mushrooms; chop 6 shallots very fine and sauté in 1 tablespoonful of butter. Add the chopped mushrooms; sprinkle with salt, pepper, some chopped parsley and 1 minced bay-leaf. Let cook ten minutes with 1/2 glass of sherry wine. Serve hot on slices of French toast.

Swiss Pot Roast

Season a breast of veal with salt, pepper and ginger. Heat a cupful of dripping; lay the meat in the stew-pan with the dripping, 1 onion, some celery seed, carroway seed, a few peppercorns and parsley. Cover and let stew slowly until nearly done; then add 1 cup of tomato-sauce and cook slowly until tender. Serve with baked potatoes.

German Prune Pudding

Cook 1 pound of prunes in a large saucepan with sliced lemon, a piece of stick cinnamon and brown sugar. Soak 1/2 loaf of bread in water; press out dry. Add 3 eggs, 1/4 teaspoonful each of cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Add flour sifted with a teaspoonful of baking-powder. Make into a large roll; place in the centre of the prunes; cover with brown sugar and a tablespoonful of molasses and put in the oven to bake until done. Serve hot or cold.

Italian Tongue

Boil a beef tongue until tender; skin and slice thin. Heat 2 tablespoonfuls of butter. Add 1 chopped onion and 2 cloves of garlic minced fine. Stir in 1 tablespoonful of flour until brown; add a little water, 1 cup of tomato-sauce, 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms, lemon-juice, salt and pepper to taste. Let boil. Add the sliced tongue, and 1/2 glass of sherry wine. Simmer ten minutes. Serve with baked macaroni.

Fish a la Normandie

Boil a trout well seasoned; add 1 sliced onion, 1 carrot chopped, 2 sprigs of parsley and 1 bay-leaf, a few peppercorns and 1 tablespoonful of butter. When done, beat the yolks of 2 eggs with a little cream; add salt and a pinch of cayenne. Remove the fish to a platter. Mix the egg sauce with the water in which the fish was cooked; add 1/2 cup of cream. Let get very hot and pour over the fish. Garnish with parsley. Serve hot.

Austrian Apple Omelet

Peel, core and slice some apples very thin. Heat 1 large tablespoonful of butter in a frying-pan; put in the apples and let them steam until tender. Make an egg omelet batter; sweeten to taste and pour over the apples; let cook until set. Cover thickly with sugar and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve hot with wine sauce.

Belgian Lamb Chops

Season lamb chops; dredge with flour and fry until brown; keep hot. Fry 1 chopped onion and 1 small carrot in two tablespoonfuls of butter. Add 1 tablespoonful of flour; stir until light brown. Add 1/2 cup of water; let boil well; add parsley, a few cloves and peppercorns, salt and pepper and 1 bay-leaf minced fine. Boil well. Add 1 glass of claret; then pour the sauce hot over the chops, and garnish with French peas.

Dutch Stewed Fish

Cook a large fish with 1 onion, 2 stalks of celery, parsley, a tablespoonful of butter, salt and pepper until done. Remove fish to a platter. Add 2 chopped pickles, the juice and rind of a lemon, 1/2 cup of vinegar. Mash the yolks of 2 boiled eggs with 1 raw egg, a teaspoonful of prepared mustard and a tablespoonful of butter. Add to the sauce and boil. Lay the fish in the boiling sauce ten minutes; then serve.

Hungarian Fruit Roll

Make a pie-dough. Roll out and spread with melted butter, raisins, currants, chopped apples, nuts and shredded citron. Cover well with brown sugar and sprinkle with cinnamon and the grated peel of a lemon. Roll up the dough. Lay in a buttered baking-pan. Rub the top well with melted butter and let bake until brown. Serve with wine sauce.

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