Thursday, February 11, 2010
Stuff the quail. Put 1 tablespoonful of butter in a large stew-pan; add some thin slices of bacon. Let get very hot. Lay in the birds; sprinkle with salt and pepper; add 1 small onion and 1 carrot chopped fine. Cover and let brown a few minutes, then add 1 cup of hot water. Let stew slowly until tender. Thicken the sauce with flour mixed with milk; add some chopped parsley; let boil up and serve hot.
Bone the herring and cut into small pieces. Slice some cooked potatoes; then butter a baking-dish; sprinkle with flour. Put a layer of potatoes, some chopped onion and herring and bits of butter until dish is full; sprinkle with pepper. Make the top layer of potatoes and bits of butter. Moisten with 3 tablespoonfuls of sour cream. Bake in a moderate oven until brown. Serve hot.