Fried Potatoes. Time to cook, about fifteen minutes, or less.
Sardine Toasts. Item on original menu.
When providing a meal in a hurry, commonsense must be shown in the curtailment of time whenever possible. Methods must be simplified, and ingredients that are unavailable must be omitted altogether, or others of a similar nature substituted.
For example, Girton soup is really intended to be prepared with raw potatoes; but for an emergency meal, if by good luck there are cooked potatoes in the larder, use them, and save twenty minutes' cooking.
Again, for fricasseed veal, it is usual to simmer the milk for the sauce for about fifteen minutes, to give it flavour, and to make stock for it from the veal bones and rough bits; but if this is impossible, flavour the sauce with special care with seasoning, grated onion, a few drops of lemon-juice, and a few grains of powdered mace, and use all milk, or milk-and-water, instead of stock.
Following are directions for preparing these dishes in the quickest possible way.