Asparagus

Eggs And Asparagus

Boil young asparagus and cut it into pieces as nearly as possible like peas. Have ready four eggs well beaten, and flavor with pepper and salt. Put the asparagus with them and stir gently; then dissolve two ounces of butter in a stew-pan, and stir the mixture until it is thick. Serve on toast. It will take fifteen to eighteen minutes after the water boils to boil the asparagus. Stew with the eggs two or three minutes longer.

Mrs. J. E. Peck.

Asparagus

White asparagus, butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg, sugar, flour, yolk of an egg, one-half cupful of cream. Select tender asparagus, tie in bunches and boil in salt water until tender. When done, arrange nicely on a hot platter, and serve with the following dressing poured over them.

Dressing

Slightly brown a liberal quantity of butter add a little flour and about one-fourth cupful of the water the asparagus was boiled in, season with pepper, salt and sugar to taste, boil up once, then add cream. Or, if preferred, merely serve it with browned butter, pepper and salt. W. T. M.

Parsnips

Boiled Parsnips

Rub the parsnips clean, place them in a saucepan with salted water that is boiling and cook one or more hours. When they are done, take a very coarse towel and rub their skins off, put them into a hot dish, season with salt and pepper, and pour a butter sauce over them. If you like them mashed, proceed in the same way, but after removing the skins, pass them through a colander and mash them, returning them to the saucepan with a very little milk, a small piece of butter and salt and pepper. Stir them over the fire again till quite hot, turn into a dish, and serve.

Mrs. S. Maxwell.

Creamed Parsnips

Chop cold boiled parsnips. Put on the stove with two tablespoonfuls of butter, and pepper and salt to taste. Shake until it boils. Take up the parsnips and add to the butter a little flour and three tablespoonfuls of cream or milk. Let it boil up once and pour over the parsnips. Creamed carrots are prepared in the same way. Ione.

Fried Parsnips

Slice lengthwise about one-quarter of an inch thick and fry in beef drippings or butter; they will fry sooner if previously boiled and should be nicely browned. C. A.

Parsnip Balls

Mash and season boiled parsnips. Remove from the fire, and before it cools add one well-beaten egg. When cold make into balls about one-half the size of an egg. Dip into beaten egg, then into bread-crumbs. Fry a pale brown in boiling lard or Ko-nut. L. Brooks.

Artichokes

Boiled Artichokes

The Jerusalem artichoke should be washed well in several waters and picked over carefully to see that no insects are about them. Trim the leaves at the bottom. Cut off the stems and put the artichokes into boiling water with a heaped tablespoonful of salt and a piece of soda the size of a quarter. Keep the saucepan uncovered, and let them boil quickly until tender. When done you can thrust a fork through them. Take them out, let them drain, and serve with white sauce poured over them, made of flour, butter, new milk, two small onions cut up thin in it, and pepper. A tureen of melted butter should accompany them. It takes twenty-five minutes to cook them, and they should be gathered two or three days before wanted for use. Fanny Bennet.

Fried Artichokes

Boil them from eight to ten minutes, lift out, drain on a sieve, and let them cool. Dip into beaten eggs, cover with fine bread-crumbs, fry a light brown, drain, pile in hot dish and serve quickly. H. B. S.

Beans

String Beans

The wax bean is more tender and richer in flavor than the green.

Cut off the ends of the pods, string them and cut or break into one-inch pieces. Wash before cutting, and boil them about one and one-half hours. Then drain off the water, add sweet milk, a little butter, pepper and salt and let them get thoroughly hot. They are then fit for the table. Mrs. A. R. G.

Lima Beans

Boil a pint of Lima beans in salted water and then press them through a colander. Place the pulp back in a saucepan, add a good bit of butter, and beat with a spoon. Season as usual, with the addition of a little sugar. If too thick, add milk. Serve with sippets of fried bread around the dish. Mrs. C. Peckens.

Baked Beans

Boil one quart of beans until the skins will crack when blown, then put them in a deep pan to bake, after the following manner: A layer of beans, then a sprinkle of sugar, salt and pepper, some fresh pork, or butter; continue until the pan is full. Mrs. Julia Rickord.

Flaked Bean Croquettes

Three cupfuls of flaked beans, three-fourths of a cupful of boiling water, one-half teaspoonful of salt, one-fourth teaspoonful of paprica and one egg, beaten. Mix all ingredients, shape roll in rice flakes, beaten egg and flakes again; fry in hot Ko-nut until brown. W. W.