Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Oysters in Gravey

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

Oysters in Gravey
-Schyl Oysters and seeþ hem in wyne and in hare own broth. cole the broth thurgh a cloth. take almandes blaunched, grynde hem and drawe hem up with the self broth. & alye it wiþ flour of Rys. and do the oysters þerinne, cast in powdour of gyngur, sugur, macys. seeþ it not to stondyng and serue forth.

Modern English

Oysters in Gravy
-Shell the Oysters and boil them in wine and in their own broth. Strain the broth through a cloth. Take blanched almonds, grind them and draw them up with the broth (from the oysters) and bind it with rice flour and put the oysters therein, cast in powdered ginger, sugar and mace. Boil this not too thickly and serve it forth.

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