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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 37 pages of information about Joe Tilden's Recipes for Epicures.

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To Boil Rice

Have plenty of salted water, with the juice of a lime in it.  When boiling add rice that has been washed in three waters.  Boil fast for sixteen minutes.  Try a grain, and if done dash in a glass of cold water.  Drain at once through a colander.  Cover with a cloth and let stand by the fire for a few minutes, shaking up the colander once or twice.  This will make every grain separate.

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Risotto

Fry two chopped onions in butter until light brown in color.  Add one cup of raw rice and cover with beef stock.  As the rice absorbs the stock add more until done.  Then add two large tomatoes stewed with a little sugar and highly seasoned.  Place on the dish for serving and grate Parmesan cheese over it.

SALADS

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Club Salad

Boil separately two carrots, two turnips, and four potatoes.  When cold, cut the vegetables into dice and mix them together, adding three apples peeled and cut into small bits.  Toss in a large salad bowl with several olives for garnish.  Bits of celery or cold cauliflower may be added.  Pour over all a mayonnaise, or if preferred, a French dressing.  Another dressing that is excellent with this salad is one made of the yolks of four raw eggs beaten into half a glass of rich cream which may be either sweet or sour.  To this add one teaspoonful of salt, one of mustard and a wineglassful of vinegar, blending carefully.

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Winter Salad

Cut the white stalks of a head of celery into small bits.  Mix with two boiled potatoes cut in dice, two or three boiled beets cut in dice, a large white onion boiled and cut up, some chopped truffles, anchovies and stoned olives, a tablespoonful or more of each.  Serve with mayonnaise.

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Cheese Straws to Serve with Salad

Make a paste of two ounces of grated Parmesan cheese, two ounces of flour, two ounces of butter, the yolk of one egg, salt and cayenne.  Roll out the paste until about one-eighth of an inch thick.  Cut into very narrow strips and place on a buttered tin.  Bake ten minutes in a hot oven.

DESSERTS AND CAKES

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Mince Meat

Measure carefully and mix together the following ingredients:  Two pounds of roast beef finely chopped, two pounds of chopped beef suet, two pounds of chopped peeled apples, two pounds of seeded raisins, two pounds Sultana raisins, two pounds of washed currants, two pounds of white sugar, one pound of citron cut in bits, one pound of dried orange peel, two nutmegs grated, three teaspoonfuls of ground mace, three teaspoonfuls of ground cloves, three teaspoonfuls of ground cinnamon, one teaspoonful of salt, the grated rind and juice of two oranges, one quart of brandy, one quart of sherry and one glass of blackberry jelly.  After mixing thoroughly place the mince meat in a stone jar and use it from this.

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