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Mock Turtle Soup II

More economical.


  • knuckle of veal weighing 5 or 6 pounds
  • 2 cow-heels
  • 2 large onions stuck with cloves
  • 1 bunch of sweet herbs
  • 3 blades of mace
  • salt to taste
  • 12 peppercorns
  • 1 glass of sherry
  • 24 force-meat balls
  • a little lemon-juice
  • 4 quarts of water


Put all the ingredients, except the force-meat balls and lemon-juice, in an earthen jar, and stew for 6 hours. Do not open it till cold. When wanted for use, skim off all the fat, and strain carefully; place it on the fire, cut up the meat into inch-and-a-half squares, put it, with the force-meat balls and lemon-juice, into the soup, and serve. It can be flavoured with a tablespoonful of anchovy, or Harvey's sauce.

Time: 6 hours.

Seasonable in winter.

Sufficient for 10 persons.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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