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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Finely slice six sound, peeled onions, place in a large saucepan with one and a half ounces butter and cook for fifteen minutes, frequently stirring meanwhile; add two and a half ounces flour and stir well while heating for two minutes. Pour in one and a half quarts white broth (No. 701) and a pint and a half milk; add two branches each parsley and celery, season with one and a half teaspoons salt, two saltspoons cayenne pepper and one saltspoon grated nutmeg; mix with a wooden spoon until it comes to a boil, then let simmer for forty minutes. Strain through a sieve into a basin, then through a cheesecloth into a soup tureen, add half ounce good butter, lightly mix, and serve.
Lift up the filets from two medium, fresh pompano of one pound each. Skin them, season with a teaspoon salt and half a teaspoon pepper, roll in flour, then dip in beaten egg and roll in fresh bread crumbs. Arrange in a frying basket and fry in boiling fat for ten minutes, lift up, drain, dress on a hot dish with a folded napkin, decorate with six quarters lemon, a little parsley greens, and serve with one gill hot tomato sauce (No. 16) separately.
Procure three three-quarter-pound steaks from a tender leg of mutton. Make a few incisions around the skin of each, season with a teaspoon salt and half teaspoon pepper, neatly rub with a tablespoon oil, arrange on the broiler and broil for seven minutes on each side. Remove, dress on a dish, pour a poivrade sauce (No. 546) over the steaks and serve.