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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

  • 1 quart of brown beans
  • 3 pounds of the blue tripe
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Lemon, cut into slices
Take one quart of brown beans, boil them soft, and strain them through a colander. Boil three pounds of the blue tripe quite tender; season with pepper and salt, and add a lemon cut into slices. Let the whole boil about five hours.

Egg Balls I

  • Yolks 2 "hard boiled" eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Few Grains cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon melted butter
Rub yolks through sieve, add seasonings, and moisten with raw egg yolk to make of consistency to handle. Shape in small balls, roll in flour, and saute and sizzle in butter. Serve in Brown Soup Stock, Consomme or Mock Turtle Soup.
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