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Calf's Head Soup


  • knuckle of veal
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 anchovies
  • mace
  • pepper
  • celery
  • 2 onions
  • sweet herbs
  • full 1/2 pint of Madeira wine
  • mushrooms
  • calf's head
  • flour
  • oysters


Take the veal, and put as much water to it as will make a good soup; let it boil, skimming it very well. Add the carrots, anchovies, a little mace, pepper, celery, the onions, and some sweetherbs. Let it boil to a good soup, and strain it off. Put to it the Madeira wine; take a good many mushrooms, stew them in their own liquor; add this sauce to your soup. Scald the calf's head as for a hash; cut it in the same manner, but smaller; flour it a little, and fry it of a fine brown. Then put the soup and fried head together into a stewpan, with some oysters and mushrooms, and let them stew gently for an hour.


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The Lady's Own Cookery Book (1844).

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