This section is from the book "The International Cook Book", by Alexander Filippini. Also available from Amazon: The international cook book; over 3,300 recipes gathered from all over the world, including many never before published in English. With complete menus of the three meals for every day.
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Have three quarts boiling water in saucepan with two tablespoons vinegar and tablespoon salt, then carefully crack in six fresh eggs, poach for four minutes, remove with a skimmer and carefully drop in cold water. Proceed the same with six more, take them up from the water, lay on a cloth and neatly trim. Spread a very little French mustard around, dip in beaten egg, then lightly roll them in fresh bread crumbs, place in a frying basket and fry in boiling fat for one minute, lift up, sprinkle a little salt over, dress on a hot dish with folded napkin and serve.
Mutton and Ham Pot Pie
Cut one and a half pounds raw lean leg of mutton and half pound raw lean ham into one-inch pieces- Thoroughly heat two ounces melted lard in a sautoire, add mutton and ham, season with a teaspoon salt, half teaspoon pepper, and nicely brown for ten minutes. Add twelve peeled, small white onions and four peeled, raw, medium potatoes cut in half-inch squares, and brown for ten minutes more, stirring once in a while, drain on a sieve and return to pan. Dredge an ounce flour over, toss well, pour over two gills each water and pure tomato juice and one gill demi-glace (No. 122), then add a blade mace, bay leaf, leaf of nutmeg, a teaspoon chopped parsley, tablespoon Worcestershire sauce and one teaspoon French mustard. Mix well and boil for fifteen minutes, transfer to baking dish and egg edges of dish. Roll out a half pound of pie paste (No. 117) to size of dish, then cover dish with layer of paste, press down all around border and trim off around edges. Make a few light incisions on surface, egg top, then set in a moderate oven to bake for forty-five minutes, remove and serve.
Lightly butter six small tartlet moulds. Roll out on a lightly floured table a half pound feuilletage (No. 756) to one-fifth-inch thickness. With a round pastry cutter (a shade larger than the tartlets) cut out six round pieces and line them with cut pieces of paste; carefully press paste down with finger in centre and all around, then spread a tablespoon apple jelly at bottom of each tartlet.
Peel and slice six ripe bananas, then nicely arrange in the tartlets, sprinkle a little powdered sugar and pour two or three drops vanilla essence over each, set in oven for twenty-five minutes, remove, spread a teaspoon currant jelly over each, take from moulds, dress on dish with a folded napkin, sprinkle a little powdered sugar over and serve.