Home Dissertations; An Offering to the Household for Economical and Practical Skill in Cookery, Orderly Domestic Management, and Nicety in the Appoint

Home Dissertations; An Offering to the Household for Economical and Practical Skill in Cookery, Orderly Domestic Management, and Nicety in the Appoint

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...kind of a jack-pine fire, and in an instant it is at broiling heat. I dry two steaks with a napkin, rub a little salt and black pepper on them, and lay them in the frying-pan, with meantime a platter and a lump of butter waiting in the oven. In a minute the steaks are ready to be turned, as the point is to brown them on both sides as quickly as possible, and so retain the juice and flavors that are, alas, too often sizzled away on the bars of a gridiron. In four minutes the steaks are done sufficiently for most people--they are cut a trifle thinner than for coal-broiling, --and are placed on the platter with another bit of butter on top and kept closely covered for a few moments. And hereby hangs a tale: One member of my family for a long time scoffed at these "fried" steaks, and would none of them. One day a thought struck me. I heated the iron potato-masher to a lively shade of color, and applied it to the top of a tempting "porter-house," burning bars across it after the manner of a broiler. The relish with which this steak was devoured by the biased individual, and his wonder that people would submit to fried steaks when broils were " so superior," was only equaled by my relish of the joke that had engulfed him so completely. After he had innocently eaten and praised these steaks for two or three weeks, I disclosed to him in a few impressive words how he had been decieved. He was staggered, and, of course, naturally irritated at being sold, but he now, with the native nobility and candor of his soul, acknowledges that my way of "frying" is quite tolerable, even without the brand of the potato-masher. I recommend this method to all with whom fuel and time are things to be considered. Beef suet salted is...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583469
  • 9781236583468