The Story of Crisco eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 304 pages of information about The Story of Crisco.
Celery Soup *Braised Ox-Tongue Baked Potatoes Mashed Turnips Cold Slaw Cheese Wafers Rice Mousse Coffee

Braised Ox-Tongue_—­1 ox-tongue, 1 pint stock, 1 onion, 1 small carrot, 1 bouquet garni, 1 clove, 1/2 pint piquante sauce, and 6 thin slices bacon.  Trim ox-tongue, which should be obtained salted or pickled ready for use.  Blanch, and let it cool.  Put into fish-kettle or stewpan, large enough to hold tongue, slices bacon, onion peeled and sliced, carrot scraped and cut in pieces, bouquet garni and clove; add stock, put in tongue, and cook until three parts done, then take it up, and skin while hot.  Strain liquor it was cooked in, take off fat, add piquante sauce, put tongue into this, and finish cooking.  When tender, cut in slices, dish, and pour sauce over, and serve.  Mashed potatoes, spinach, or peas served with tongue is a great improvement.

The piquante sauce is made as follows:  4 shallots, 3 mushrooms, 1 bay leaf, 1/2 carrot, sprig thyme, 2 tablespoons Crisco, 4 tablespoons vinegar, half pint brown stock, 1/2 teaspoon anchovy extract, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 3 tablespoons flour, salt and red pepper to taste.

Peel and chop shallots, carrot, and mushrooms; melt Crisco in a saucepan; fry vegetables a nice brown; then add vinegar, bay leaf, and thyme.  Reduce vinegar to half the quantity; stir in flour, dilute with stock, bring to boil; then add anchovy extract, Worcestershire sauce, salt and red pepper to taste.  Take out thyme and bay leaf.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  Skim, and use as required.

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Mock Turtle Soup Beef, a la Mode Potatoes Cauliflower Beet Salad Cheese Wafers Rhubarb Shortcake Coffee_

_*Mock Turtle Soup_—­1/2 calf’s head, 2 pounds shin beef, small knuckle veal, 3 tablespoons Crisco, 1/2 cup flour, 1 ounce ham, large bunch herbs, 12 whole peppers, 6 cloves, blade mace, 3 onions, 1 carrot, 1/2 head celery, 1 leek, glass sherry or some lemon juice, salt and red pepper to taste, and quenelles.  Leave head in water to soak for 5 or 6 hours; then wash well and take out brains.  Bone head.  Cut 6 ounces lean part of veal and reserve to make quenelles.  Then chop bones taken from head, the veal, and beef.  Put them into stockpot, and place flesh from head on top; then well cover with water, add little salt and let slowly come to boil.  Skim well; add vegetables, cleaned but not cut up, and spices.  Let all simmer very slowly for 8 or 9 hours.  When head is quite tender (it will take about four hours), lift it out carefully and place between 2 dishes to press until quite cold.  Strain stock.  Melt Crisco in pan, add ham cut into small pieces, and fry slowly for five minutes, then add flour and stir until it is of dark brown color.  Take off stove and add stock by degrees; stir over fire until it boils; put it at corner of stove to simmer for 20 minutes; skim and strain it.  Cut head into small square pieces and warm up in soup; add sherry, red pepper, and salt to taste.  Turn it out into tureen, then put in some very small quenelles, made with teaspoons, and poached for 10 minutes in water.

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