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Leek Soup I


  • 1 sheep's head
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 12 leeks cut small
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • oatmeal to thicken


Prepare the head, either by skinning or cleaning the skin very nicely; split it in two; take out the brains, and put it into boiling water; add the leeks and seasoning, and simmer very gently for 4 hours. Mix smoothly, with cold water, as much oatmeal as will make the soup tolerably thick; pour it into the soup; continue stirring till the whole is blended and well done, and serve.

Time: 4 1/2 hours.

Seasonable in winter.

Sufficient for 10 persons.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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