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Turtle Soup

  • 4-5 lbs turtle
  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 2 Tbsps allspice
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsps butter
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 small handful pot marjoram, thyme & parsley tied together
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1 pint wine
  • Curry powder
  • Flour
After the turtle is dressed, add water and boil until the turtle drops to pieces. Add allspice, black pepper, salt and butter to taste.

When nearly done, put in the marjoram, thyme and parsley tied together and the onions. When ready to come off, add the sliced lemons, wine and a small amount of curry powder. Thicken with flour.

Mock Turtle Soup

  • 1 calf's head
  • 5 cloves
  • 5 allspice berries
  • 1/3 cup onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup carrot
  • 2 cups brown soup stock
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup meat
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Madeira wine
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Clean the calf's head. Soak for approximately an hour in cold water. Cook until tender in 3 quarts of boiling, salted water containing seasoning and vegetables. Take out the head. Boil stock until reduced to 1 quart. Strain and cool. Melt and brown butter. Add flour. Stir constantly until well browned. Pour on brown stock. Add head stock, stewed tomatoes, meat and lemon juice. Simmer for 5 minutes (be patient, you rascal). Add Madeira wine, pepper and salt to taste.

Mock Turtle Soup

  • Beef, boiled & finely chopped
  • Potatoes
  • Mace
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Parsley
  • Thyme
  • Spice
  • Celery seed
  • 10 hard boiled eggs
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Brandy
  • Wine
Boil the beef until it is quite tender. Take the beef out and finely chop. Put the chopped beef back to boil. Add potatoes, mace, cloves, cinnamon, parsley, thyme, spice, celery seed and hard boiled eggs. Add pepper and salt to taste. Thicken with flour and add brandy and wine.
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