Breakfast

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Omelette with Eggplant

Blackfish, Brown Butter

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1709. Omelette With Eggplant

Cut in small dice pieces half of a peeled medium eggplant. Heat a tablespoon butter in a frying pan, add the eggplant, season with half teaspoon salt, three saltspoons pepper, and gently brown eight minutes, occasionally tossing meanwhile; add half teaspoon freshly chopped parsley, half bean sound chopped garlic, and toss well again. Carefully crack eight fresh eggs into a bowl, add a half gill milk, half teaspoon salt and two saltspoons white pepper. Sharply beat with a fork for two minutes, drop eggs into pan, mix with fork for two minutes, let rest for a minute; fold up the opposite sides to meet in centre, let rest for a minute, turn on a hot dish and serve.

1710. Blackfish, Brown Butter

Scale, trim off fins and thoroughly wipe two small blackfish of one and a half pounds each; make three slanting, light incisions on both sides of the skin. Season with a teaspoon salt and half a teaspoon pepper. Baste with a little cold milk, then lightly turn in flour. Heat a tablespoon butter in a frying pan, add fish, fry five minutes on each side, then set in oven ten minutes, remove, and dress fish on a dish. Add a half ounce butter to pan, toss on fire until a nice brown, then add half a teaspoon chopped parsley, squeeze in juice of a lemon, toss a little and serve.

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Ox Tail en Compote

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1711. Ox Tail En Compote

Cut two very fresh medium ox tails in two-inch pieces; thoroughly heat three tablespoons leaf lard in a braising pan, add the ox tails. Season with a level tablespoon salt, a half teaspoon pepper, and gently brown for thirty-five minutes, turning the pieces once in a while. Dredge in four tablespoons flour, stir well, and brown five minutes. Add one and a half gills claret, a half pint white broth (No. 701), half pint demi-glace (No. 122) and half pint pure tomato juice; mix well until it comes to a boil, add two medium carrots cut in half-inch squares, two medium, white turnips and twelve very small white onions previously browned to a light colour. Tie in a bunch four branches parsley, two branches chervil, a sprig thyme, a sprig sage, two sprigs marjoram, one bay leaf, two cloves, a bean garlic and add to pan; lightly mix, cover pan, then set in oven for an hour and a half. Cut three medium, well-washed, peeled, raw potatoes in quarter-inch squares and add to pan, reset in oven forty-five minutes longer, remove, lift up meat and vegetables only and dress on a dish.

Skim fat from surface of sauce, then strain through a Chinese strainer over the ox tail, sprinkle a little parsley over and serve.