(Recipe #37, pages 160 – 161)
Take 2 pounds of pure beef, remove all sinews, and chop it very fine together with a small onion. Then cream ¼ pound of butter and gradually stir in 8 whole eggs, a few spoonfuls of sour cream, lemon peel, a bit of pepper and allspice, an absolutely fresh herring cleaned and chopped very fine, 3 ounces of stale white bread (without the crust) moistened in cold water and squeezed, finely chopped mushrooms and morels, and the necessary salt. Continue reading
(Recipe #14, page 149)
Cut the bird into small pieces, remove all the bones and cook the pieces a bit in butter. Then place them in wine vinegar with pepper, nutmeg, and pearl onions for a few hours. Continue reading
(Recipe #8, page 149)
Regarding the age of the duck, see the discussion of goose above. If the duck is to be cooked whole, rub it with fine salt and pepper and set it tightly covered on the stove with a generous amount of butter and suet, with two bay leaves, 2 lemon slices, and 8 juniper berries added; after it has begun to brown on both sides, pour in a little boiling water and simmer the duck until it is tender and lightly browned. Some thick cream is a good addition to the preparation. Continue reading
(Recipe #7, page 149)
An old wild goose is even tougher than an old domestic goose. Therefore roast a whole goose only when it is young. If it is older, cut it into small pieces as described in section I, pour boiling vinegar with bay leaves and cloves over it, and marinate it for 8 days, turning the pieces daily. Then prepare it like jugged hare, but omitting the sugar. Continue reading
(Recipe #15, page 150)
A young badger is reputed to be very tender and palatable, similar to pork tenderloin. Let it stand 2–3 days in vinegar with onions, carrots, sage, all kinds of kitchen herbs, bay leaves, pepper, cloves, and salt. Lard and roast it like a young rabbit but for a shorter time, because of its tender meat.
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(Recipe #95, page 146)
After cleaning the flounder, make an incision on one side, place them in a shallow tin pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, pour a bit of melted butter over them, sprinkle with finely chopped onion and parsley along with fine bread crumbs, and dot with a few small pieces of butter. Continue reading
(Recipe #94, page 145)
Serve with catsup, vinegar, pepper, and salt to taste.
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(Recipe #92, page 145)
An expert has recommended the following method of preparation as the best: The crayfish must be alive. First clean them carefully in cold water using a hand brush. Melt a small piece of butter in a kettle of boiling water, add a little vinegar, a bunch of parsley and tarragon, ground pepper, and salt. Continue reading
(Recipe #86, page 144)
After refreshing and drying the herring, cut the heads a bit smaller on both sides, remove the eyes, and grill the fish well on a gridiron. Place them in pot with lemon slices, bay leaves, coarsely ground pepper, and allspice, and pour salad oil over them. Continue reading
(Recipe #85, pages 143 – 144)
Prepare the herring as above, soaking them in water or preferably milk for two days to extract the salt completely. Then gut the fish and cut the flesh smooth. Layer the fish in a preserving jar or stoneware crock with whole shallots or small onions, capers, cloves, pepper, lemon slices, and a few bay leaves, and cover with vinegar. The milt can also be passed through a sieve and combined with vinegar to make a thick sauce and poured over the herring. Continue reading