Fried Bread. A Homely Dish

Take slices of brown bread, fry them a nice brown with some dripping (either mutton, beef, or chicken); serve warm with pepper. Very nice for breakfast.

Orange Fritters

Mix with eight ounces of flour two ounces of butter, then add one pint of water, then the whites of two eggs, to make a batter. Peel three large oranges, cut across, and take out seeds, cut in slices, dip each slice into the thick batter, fry, serve with sugar.

Slices of cold plum pudding fried in batter in this way make delicious fritters.

Potato Fritters


1 dot Large Mealy Potatoes (mashed).

1 tablespoonful of Fine Flour.

1 tablespoonful of Butter, or Cream.

2 Eggs.

A little Salt

1 teaspoonful of Cinnamon.

Mix all well together, make in little flat cakes, fry in boiling lard or clarified dripping. Serve with sugar and cinnamon.

A similar recipe for "sweet potatoes," half a pound of which will be required (boiled and mashed), and two spoonfuls of cream, instead of one. If eggs are scarce, use half a teaspoonful of carbonate of soda, instead of the two eggs.

Pumpkin Fritters

Stew a sweet pumpkin; when soft, add a few ounces of flour to thicken it. For two cups of pumpkin take a good slice of white bread, soaked in milk and squeezed very dry. Mix well together with a pinch of salt, some cinnamon, and a quarter of a teaspoonful of carbonate of soda and two eggs. Fry in boiling fat. Serve hot, with sugar and cinnamon.