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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Puree of Potatoes, Lucemoise
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Cucumbers Saute in Cream
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Babas au Rhum (687)
Finely slice a half-pound piece raw lean veal from a shin, two ounces raw ham, two white onions and three leeks, place in a saucepan with an ounce butter and fry on fire for ten minutes, stirring once in a while. Add six large, peeled, sliced raw potatoes with two branches parsley, one branch chervil and two bay leaves. Moisten with half gill white wine, quart and a half broth and quart water, season with a teaspoon salt, half teaspoon pepper, lightly mix and let boil for ten minutes. Cover pan and set in oven for an hour and thirty minutes, remove, dress puree through sieve into a basin, then through Chinese strainer into another saucepan. Place pan on a brisk fire, pour in a gill cream and half ounce good fresh butter, mix well, and as soon as it comes to a boil pour puree into a tureen and serve with a plate of bread croutons separately.
Peel three medium cucumbers, cut in two lengthwise, remove seeds, spongy parts, and finely slice. Heat a tablespoon melted butter in frying pan, add cucumbers and briskly fry them for five minutes, tossing meanwhile. Mix in small saucepan a tablespoon each butter and flour, mix well, pour in three-quarters gill milk and a gill cream. Sharply mix until it comes to a boil, add cucumbers, a level teaspoon salt, salt-spoon each cayenne and grated nutmeg, thoroughly mix with a wooden spoon, cook for five minutes, dress cucumbers on a hot vegetable dish and serve.