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Sprats should be cooked very fresh, which can be ascertained by their bright and sparkling eyes. Wipe them dry; fasten them in rows by a skewer run through the eyes; dredge with flour, and broil them on a gridiron over a nice clear fire. The gridiron should be rubbed with suet. Serve very hot.

Time: 3 or 4 minutes.

Seasonable from November to March.

To Choose Sprats

Choose these from their silvery appearance, as the brighter they are, so are they the fresher.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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