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Quickly-Made Gravy


  • 1/2 pound of shin of beef
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/4 carrot
  • 2 or 3 sprigs of parsley and savoury herbs
  • piece of butter about the size of a walnut
  • cayenne and mace to taste
  • 3/4 pint of water


Cut up the meat into very small pieces, slice the onion and carrot, and put them into a small saucepan with the butter. Keep stirring over a sharp fire until they have taken a little colour, when add the water and the remaining ingredients. Simmer for 1/2 hour, skim well, strain, and flavour, when it will be ready for use.

Time: 1/2 hour.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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