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Potted Crayfish


  • 100 crayfish
  • pounded mace, pepper and salt to taste
  • 2 ounces butter


Boil the fish in salt and water; pick out all the meat and pound it in a mortar to a paste. Whilst pounding, add the butter gradually, and mix in the spice and seasoning. Put it in small pots, and pour over it clarified butter, carefully excluding the air.

Time: 15 minutes to boil the crayfish.

Seasonable all the year.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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