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Cold Meat Cutlets


  • 1/2 pound cold meat or chicken
  • 1 ounce butter
  • 1 ounce of flour
  • 1 gill white stock
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 saltspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 small teaspoon of salt
  • 1 saltspoon of pepper
  • grated rind of half a small lemon


Pass chicken twice through the mincer, then melt the butter, stir into it the flour, get it perfectly smooth and add stock, don't let it brown, stir until it boils and boil two minutes, add the chicken, (when properly cooked will leave the pan clearly) add pepper, salt, nutmeg, parsley and lemon, put it away to cool. In using cold beef, a teaspoon anchovy essence or paste is an improvement, and to mutton a teaspoon mushroom catsup. When the mixture is cold, place some flour on board to prevent sticking and form into rolls with square edges, beat the egg, place breadcrumbs mixed with pepper and salt on paper, put the rolls first in the egg, then in crumbs, have sufficient fat in pan and when the white smoke rises, put the rolls in and fry three minutes, drain on paper. Brown sauce may be served and mashed peas or potatoes placed in the centre.


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Attributed to Mrs. A. Cook.


My Pet Recipes, Tried and True (1900).

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