Recipes For Peas And Beans

In Blog, Peas And Beans by DougG

STRING BEANS. Break off the end that grew to the vine, drawing off at the same time the string upon the edge; repeat the same process from the other end; cut them with a sharp knife into pieces half an inch long, and boil them in just enough water to cover them. They usually require one hour’s boiling; but this …

Eggplant Dinner Recipes

In Best Way To Cook Eggplant, Blog by DougG

FRIED EGG-PLANT Take fresh, purple egg-plants of a middling size; cut them in slices a quarter of an inch thick, and soak them for half an hour in cold water, with a teaspoonful of salt in it. Have ready some cracker or bread crumbs and one beaten egg; drain off the water from the slices, lay them on a napkin, …

Simple Corn Recipes

In Best Corn Recipes, Blog by DougG

GREEN CORN, BOILED. This should be cooked on the same day it is gathered; it loses its sweetness in a few hours and must be artificially supplied. Strip off the husks, pick out all the silk and put it in boiling water; if not entirely fresh, add a tablespoonful of sugar to the water, but no salt; boil twenty minutes, …

Recipes For Fresh Tomatoes

In Blog, Fresh Tomatoe Recipes by DougG

STEWED TOMATOES. Pour boiling water over a dozen sound ripe tomatoes; let them remain for a few moments; then peel off the skins, slice them and put them over the fire in a well-lined tin or granite-ware saucepan. Stew them about twenty minutes, then add a tablespoonful of butter, salt and pepper to taste; let them stew fifteen minutes longer …

Recipes For Parsnips

In Blog, Recipes With Parsnips by DougG

PARSNIPS, BOILED. Wash, scrape and split them. Put them into a pot of boiling water; add a little salt, and boil them till quite tender, which will be in from two to three hours, according to their size. Dry them in a cloth when done and pour melted butter or white sauce over them in the dish. Serve them up …

Simple Cabbage Recipes

In Best Cabbage Recipes, Blog by DougG

CABBAGE BOILED. Great care is requisite in cleaning a cabbage for boiling, as it frequently harbors numerous insects. The large drumhead cabbage requires an hour to boil; the green savory cabbage will boil in twenty minutes. Add considerable salt to the water when boiling. Do not let a cabbage boil too long—by a long boiling it becomes watery. Remove it …

Cooking With Onions

In Blog, Onion Recipes by DougG

ONIONS BOILED. The white silver-skins are the best species. To boil them peel off the outside, cut off the ends, put them into cold water, and into a stew pan and let them scald two minutes; then turn off that water, pour on cold water salted a little, and boil slowly till tender, which will be in thirty or forty …

Potato Dinner Recipes

In Blog, Easy Potato Recipes For Dinner by DougG

TO BOIL NEW POTATOES. Do not have the potatoes dug long before they are dressed, as they are never good when they have been out of the ground for some time. Well wash them, rub off the skins with a coarse cloth, and put them in boiling water salted. Let them boil until tender; try them with a fork, and …

Recipes For Toast

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TOAST. Toast should be made of stale bread, or at least of bread that has been baked a day. Cut smoothly in slices, not more than half an inch thick; if the crust is baked very hard, trim the edges and brown very evenly, but if it happens to burn, that should be scraped off. Toast that is to be …

Homemade Confectionery Recipes

In Blog, Confectionery by DougG

FRENCH CREAM CANDY. Put four cupfuls of white sugar and one cupful of water into a bright tin pan on the range and let it boil without stirring for ten minutes. If it looks somewhat thick, test it by letting some drop from the spoon, and if it threads, remove the pan to the table. Take out a small spoonful, …