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.
Fried Eggs with Tomatoes
Sirloin Steaks (6)
Hashed Sautee Potatoes (50)
Plunge three good-sized, sound red tomatoes in boiling water for half minute, lift them up, skin nicely, slice each into four equal slices and place on a plate. Season with a teaspoon salt, one teaspoon fine sugar and one-quarter teaspoon white pepper; then lightly turn them in flour. Heat in a small frying pan one teaspoon melted butter: place two slices tomatoes in the pan and briskly fry for one minute on each side. Set the pan a little away from the brisk fire, then carefully crack two fresh eggs, one on top of each slice of tomato, and set the pan in the oven to bake for four minutes. Remove and gently slide them on a hot dish. Proceed to prepare five more in a similar manner and serve.
Neatly wipe six very fresh, medium-sized butterfish; place them on a dish, season with a teaspoon salt and half teaspoon white pepper, then baste with a gill cold milk and briskly roll in flour. Heat three tablespoons melted lard in a frying pan, place them in the pan, one beside another, and fry for five minutes on each side. Lift up with a skimmer, dress on a hot dish, decorate with thin slices of lemon and parsley greens and serve.
Consomme in Cups (52)
Turkey Hash au Gratin
Macaroni in Cream (386)
Riz au Lait d'Amandes
Peel ofl; all the meat from the turkey left from Friday night and mince very finely. Heat one and a half tablespoons melted butter in a small saucepan, add two tablespoons flour, stir well, then add three-quarters of a pint hot milk; season with half teaspoon salt, two saltspoons cayenne pepper and a saltspoon grated nutmeg; mix well with a whisk until it comes to a boil, then add the minced turkey, with half ounce good butter, mix well and cook for five minutes. Pour the preparation into a deep baking dish; sprinkle a tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese over the hash and set in the oven to bake for ten minutes. Remove and serve.
Plunge two and a half ounces sweet almonds in hot water for five minutes. Drain well, peel and pound in a mortar to a paste; remove and place the paste in a saucepan with a quart and a half cold milk and boil for fifteen minutes, then strain the milk through a cheesecloth into another saucepan; add four ounces well-washed fine rice, two ounces powdered sugar and a teaspoon vanilla essence; briskly stir with a wooden spoon, then slowly cook for fifty minutes, lightly stirring every five minutes.. Add then two egg yolks, mix for two minutes, transfer it into a deep dish and serve very hot.