Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Egurdouce of Fysshe

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Forme of Cury (by Samuel Pegge)
original text from about A.D. 1390

Egurdouce of Fysshe
-Take Loches oþer Tenches oþer Solys smyte hem on pecys. fry hem in oyle. take half wyne half vynegur and sugur & make a siryp. do þerto oynouns icorue raisouns coraunce. and grete raysouns. do þerto hole spices. gode powdours and salt. messe þe fyssh & lay þe sewe aboue and serue forth.

Modern English

Sweet and Sour Fish
-Take Loaches, or Tench or Sole and chop them to pieces and fry them in oil. Combine half wine and half vinegar with sugar and make a syrup, add to this sliced (or chopped?) onions, currants and raisins along with whole spices, good powdered spices and salt. Dish the fish and lay the sauce over it and serve forth.

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