Put onions, without peeling into a saucepan of boiling water; add half the salt and boil for 1/2 an hour. Drain and dry. Remove outside skin, and with handle of a teaspoon, take out center, saving it for the sauce. Mix nuts, rice, seasoning and egg; fill this into onions; stand them in baking pan, brush with melted Crisco and bake in moderate oven for 1/2 hour. Chop very fine the portion that you have taken from center, press it through a sieve, add this pulp to a cup of tartare sauce and pour it into a sauceboat. Serve onions on platter; pass the sauce.
Oloronnaise Potage Broiled Shad Roe *Anna Potatoes Duckling Braise with Cherries Fresh Asparagus, Swiss Weimar Pudding Coffee
Anna Potatoes_—Peel, wash and drain 4 good-sized, sound, raw potatoes. Slice them with a Saratoga-chip potato machine. If none is at hand, slice them as fine as possible. Grate 2 ounces of Parmesan or Swiss cheese. Heat 2 tablespoons Crisco in a small frying pan, remove pan from fire and cover bottom with light layer of potatoes. Mix teaspoon salt with 2 saltspoons white pepper, sprinkle a little over potatoes, spread a little cheese over potatoes, and place few bits Crisco over cheese. Arrange another layer of potatoes—and so on till all are employed. Cover pan, place on moderate fire for 5 minutes. Turn them over with cake turner; let them cook again 3 minutes, then place in hot oven for 10 minutes. Turn on hot dish and serve.
Little Neck Clams Parmentier Puree Veal Cutlets Mashed Potatoes *Spinach, Martha Chicory Salad Biscuit Tortoni Coffee
Spinach, Martha_—Trim off stalks of 3 quarts fresh spinach, discarding stale leaves if any. Thoroughly wash and drain, plunge in gallon boiling water with 1 tablespoon salt and boil for 10 minutes. Take them up with skimmer, drain on sieve, press out all water, chop finely, place in saucepan. Cut 3 slices bread in 1/3 inch square pieces, place on plate, pour over them 1 tablespoon vinegar, then brown them in small frying pan with 1 tablespoon melted Crisco to golden color, add them to spinach, with 2 hard-cooked eggs cut into 8 pieces each, 1 tablespoon Crisco, salt, sugar, grated nutmeg to taste, and 4 tablespoons cream. Mix well with wooden spoon and cook 10 minutes, lightly mixing once in a while, dress on vegetable dish and serve.
Potage, a la Monaco *Mackerel, Cold, Vinaigrette Cucumbers, Bechamel Sauce Tomato and Artichoke Salad Monte Carlo Pie Coffee
Mackerel, Cold, Vinaigrette_—Select fine mackerel; clean, leaving head on, wrap in piece of cheesecloth, and boil in strong solution of vinegar and water until tender, taking care that it does not cook too long. 15 to 25 minutes should be sufficient.