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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Rub lightly interior of a bowl with half bean sound garlic, then break in eight fresh eggs, add a half teaspoon freshly chopped parsley, half gill cream, half teaspoon salt, two saltspoons pepper, and sharply beat with fork for two minutes. Plunge a sound green pepper in boiling water for two minutes, take up and skin with a coarse towel, seed and cut it in small square pieces. Place in a frying pan with an ounce raw lean ham cut in small squares and a tablespoon melted butter, then fry for five minutes, tossing once in a while. Drop in eggs, briskly stir with fork for two minutes and let rest for a half minute; fold up opposite sides to meet in centre and let rest for a minute, turn on a hot dish and serve.
Rub outsides of six paper cases with a little oil, place on a plate and keep at oven door until required. Mix in a saucepan an ounce butter with one and a half ounces flour and heat for a half minute. Pour in two gills hot milk, a half gill cream, two tablespoons sherry, season with a half teaspoon salt, two saltspoons cayenne, a saltspoon nutmeg, sharply mix until it comes to a boil and let slowly cook for six minutes. Add two tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and one egg yolk, sharply mix for a minute and keep hot. Plunge thirty-six freshly opened oysters with their liquor in a pint boiling water with teaspoon salt and boil for five minutes. Drain on a sieve and add to sauce, mix well, then equally divide oysters and sauce into the six cases. Sprinkle over a little grated Parmesan cheese, place cases on a roasting tin, set in oven for ten minutes, remove, dress on dish with a napkin and serve.