365 foreign dishes/January

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365 foreign dishes
January

Austrian Goulasch[edit]

Boil 2 calves' heads in salted water until tender; then cut the meat from the bone. Fry 1 dozen small peeled onions and 3 potatoes, cut into dice pieces; stir in 1 tablespoonful of flour and the sauce in which the meat was cooked. Let boil up, add the sliced meat, 1 teaspoonful of paprika and salt to taste; let all cook together fifteen minutes then serve very hot.

East India Fish[edit]

Slice 1/2 pound of cooked salmon; then heat 1 ounce of butter in a stew-pan; add 2 small onions chopped fine, 1 ounce of cocoanut, 2 hard-boiled eggs chopped. Let cook a few minutes, then add 1 pint of milk; let boil up once. Add the fish, 1 teaspoonful of curry paste, 1 teaspoonful of paprica and salt to taste. Let cook a few minutes, then stir in 1 large tablespoonful of boiled rice. Serve very hot with toast.

English Gems[edit]

Cream 1 cup of butter with 2 cups of brown sugar; add 4 beaten eggs, 1 teaspoonful of soda dissolved in 1 large cup of strong coffee, 1 cup of molasses, 4 cups of sifted flour, 1/2 teaspoonful each of nutmeg, allspice, cloves and mace, 2 teaspoonfuls of cream of tartar sifted with 1/2 cup of flour, 1 cup of raisins, 1/2 cup of currants and chopped citron. Mix well and fill buttered gem pans 1/2 full and bake until done. Then cover with chocolate icing.

Turkish Pudding[edit]

Dissolve 1/2 box of gelatin; chop 1/4 pound of dates and mix with 2 ounces of boiled rice, 1/2 cup of pulverized sugar and 1 teaspoonful of vanilla; then mix the gelatin with 1 pint of whipped cream. Mix all well together and turn into a mold and stand on ice until cold. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Serve with whipped cream.

Chinese Chicken[edit]

Cut a fat chicken into pieces at the joints; season with all kinds of condiments; then put in a deep saucepan. Add some chopped ham, a few sliced bamboo sprouts, 1 chopped onion and a handful of walnuts. Cover with hot water and let stew slowly until tender. Add some Chinese sauce and parsley. Serve with shredded pineapple.

Scotch Scones[edit]

Sift 1-1/2 pints of flour; add a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoonful of soda mixed with 1 pint of sour milk. Mix to a soft dough. Lay on a well-floured baking-board and roll 1 inch thick. Cut with a round cake-cutter and bake on a hot greased griddle until brown on both sides. Serve hot with butter.

Egyptian Meat Balls[edit]

Chop 1 pound of raw beef; season with salt, pepper and 1 teaspoonful of curry-powder; add 2 stalks of chopped celery, 1 small onion and some chopped parsley. Mix with 2 beaten eggs and 1/2 cup of bread-crumbs, and make into small balls. Let cook in hot butter until tender. Serve on a border of boiled rice and pour over all a highly seasoned tomato-sauce.

Austrian Potato Dumplings[edit]

Peel 5 potatoes and boil whole in salted water until tender. Drain, let get cold, then grate them and mix with 4 eggs and 1 ounce of butter; add salt to taste. Mix well; add flour enough to form into dumplings and fry in deep hot lard until brown. Serve hot with cooked fruit.

Belgian Rice Dessert[edit]

Cook 1 pint of milk; add 1/2 cup of boiled rice and some currants; stir in the yolks of 2 eggs well beaten with 2 tablespoonfuls of sugar. Remove from the fire. Add 1 teaspoonful of vanilla; then form into cylinders. Dip in beaten egg and fine bread-crumbs and fry a golden brown. Sprinkle with pulverized sugar and put some red currant jelly on top and serve.

Bavarian Pear Pudding[edit]

Soak 1/2 loaf of bread and press dry. Mix with 1/2 pound of chopped suet; add a teaspoonful of salt, 1 cup of sugar, 2 eggs and the grated peel of a lemon, a pinch of cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Add some sifted flour; mix well, and form into a large ball. Then peel 1 quart of pears. Cut in half, and lay in a large saucepan a layer of pears; sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and grated lemon peel. Lay in the pudding; cover with a layer of pears and pour over all 3 tablespoonfuls of syrup. Fill with cold water and boil half an hour; then bake three hours and serve hot.

French Pineapple Bisque[edit]

Beat the yolks of 4 eggs with 1 cup of pulverized sugar; add 1 pint of cream; stir well until very light. Then add 1 small can of shredded pineapple and crush a few macaroons. Mix well with a small glass of brandy. Let freeze and serve in small glasses.

Russian Pancakes[edit]

Make a pancake batter and fry in thin cakes. Then spread them with a layer of anchovies, butter and a layer of caviare. Sprinkle with minced shallots, cayenne pepper and lemon-juice. Roll up and serve hot as possible.

Egyptian Cabbage[edit]

Parboil a cabbage in salted water; drain and stuff with chopped cooked mutton. Mix with chopped ham, 1 onion and 2 sprigs of parsley chopped fine. Add 1/2 cup of cooked rice, salt and pepper to taste. Place in a buttered baking-dish; sprinkle with bits of butter; add the juice of a lemon, and let bake in a moderate oven until done. Baste often with butter and serve hot.

Madras Baked Fish[edit]

Season a fish with salt, pepper, some grated green ginger and curry-powder. Place in a baking-pan with 1 sliced onion, 2 chopped green peppers and 1 sprig of parsley. Pour over some water and hot melted butter; sprinkle with flour and bake until done. Garnish with sliced lemon and parsley.

Norwegian Salad[edit]

Cut some pickled herring into pieces and mix with flaked lax, 2 peeled apples and 2 boiled potatoes. Cut into dice pieces; add some chopped shallots and gherkins; sprinkle with finely minced tarragon and chervil, salt and pepper. Cover with a plain salad dressing.

Dutch Eggs[edit]

Heat some butter in a pan; then break in as many eggs as needed and fry them; add some sliced onions. Remove the eggs to a platter; arrange the onions on the eggs; sprinkle with salt and red pepper and pour over some lemon-juice. Serve as hot as possible on toast.

Bavarian Wine Soup[edit]

Mix 3 pints of red wine with 1 pint of water. Add sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon to taste and the grated peel of half a lemon. Let come to a boil; then stir in the yolks of 2 well-beaten eggs. Do not boil again. Serve hot with biscuits.

English Stuffed Goose[edit]

Season a fat goose with salt and pepper, and rub well with vinegar. Then core small apples and fill the goose with the whole apples. Put in the baking-pan, sprinkle with flour; pour over 1 cup of hot water; add a lump of butter and bake until done. Baste often with the sauce in the pan. Serve the goose with the whole apples.

Vienna Peach Torte[edit]

Make a rich pie-dough; then line a pie-dish with the dough. Pare and remove the stones from the peaches and cut into quarters. Lay closely on the pie; sprinkle with brown sugar and moisten with wine. Bake in a moderate oven until done. Then spread with a meringue and let brown in the oven a few minutes.

Egyptian Meat-Pie[edit]

Line a large baking-dish with pie-dough. Have ready 1/2 pound of calf's liver chopped, and 1/2 pound of fresh pork chopped fine. Season highly and mix with 1/2 cup of butter, 2 green peppers, 1 onion chopped and 1/2 can of chopped mushrooms. Moisten with a glass of sherry. Fill the dish with the mixture and cover with the dough. Let bake until done and serve hot.

Russian Boiled Fish[edit]

Clean and season a whole fish and let boil with 1 sliced onion, 1/2 cup of vinegar, a few slices of lemon and 2 sprigs of parsley. Add a tablespoonful of butter and let cook until tender. Remove the fish to a platter; mix the sauce with 1 tablespoonful of brown sugar, a pinch of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg and the juice of a lemon. Let boil well; then thicken with the yolks of 2 beaten eggs and pour over the fish. Serve cold. Garnish with lemon-slices and olives.

Spanish Cake[edit]

Beat 1 pound of butter with 1 pound of sugar to a cream. Add the yolks of 8 eggs well beaten. Sift 1 pound of flour with 2 teaspoonfuls of baking-powder and stir together with 1 cup of milk. Add the whites of eggs, beaten to a stiff froth with a pinch of salt. Flavor with rose-water. Bake in a moderate oven until done.

Vienna Stewed Carrots[edit]

Peel some carrots and cut in small pieces. Boil in salted water until tender; drain. Brown 1 tablespoonful of flour in 2 tablespoonfuls of butter; add 1/2 cup of the water in which the carrots were cooked, 2 tablespoonfuls of vinegar and a little sugar. Let all boil; then add the carrots and 1 cup of cooked peas, some chopped parsley and a pinch of pepper. Simmer ten minutes and serve hot.

Russian Fish-Roll[edit]

Chop some cooked trout and white fish, and mix with 1/2 cup of boiled rice. Season with salt, pepper and all kinds of herbs minced fine. Then make a rich pie-paste and roll out very thin. Fill with the mixture and make into a roll. Sprinkle with bits of butter and let bake until brown. Serve hot with wine-sauce.

India Curried Eggs[edit]

Cut hard-boiled eggs in halves; then fry 1 small chopped onion and 1 chopped apple in hot butter; add 1/4 cup of pounded almonds and 1 pint of milk, mixed with 1/2 tablespoonful of cornstarch. Season with salt and a dessertspoonful of curry-powder. Let cook ten minutes; then add the eggs. Let all get very hot. Serve with croutons; garnish with fried parsley.

Codfish a la Lyonnaise[edit]

Cut cold boiled codfish in pieces; then boil 8 small onions until soft; heat 2 tablespoonfuls of butter. Add the boiled onions, 2 small cold sliced potatoes, the codfish and 1 cup of milk; sprinkle with pepper. Cover and simmer ten minutes and serve hot.

Jewish Crebchen Soup[edit]

Beat 3 eggs with 2 tablespoonfuls of water and a pinch of salt; then add enough flour to make a stiff dough. Work it well with flour and roll out as thin as possible; fold it double and cut into square pieces and fill with minced cooked chicken or veal. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and bits of butter; fold in the edges. Have ready some soup stock; when boiling, add the crebchen and let boil until done. Serve with the soup.

French Veal Soufflé[edit]

Heat 2 tablespoonfuls of butter. Mix with 2 tablespoonfuls of flour until smooth; add 1 cup of milk; let boil up. Then add 1 cup of minced veal, some parsley, salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste. Stir in the yolks of 2 eggs. Remove from the fire; let cool. Beat the whites to a stiff froth; add to the meat. Put in a buttered baking-dish and bake twenty minutes. Serve at once.

Belgian Potato Salad[edit]

Slice cold boiled potatoes very thin and mix with chopped celery and onion; season with salt and pepper. Then mix the yolks of 2 hard-boiled eggs with 1 tablespoonful of olive-oil. Add to the salad with 2 tablespoonfuls of vinegar. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

Polish Stewed Tongue[edit]

Cook a fresh tongue until tender; skin and slice thin. Put a large spoonful of butter in a saucepan; add a chopped onion; let brown. Then stir in 1 tablespoonful of flour; add 2 cups of the water in which the tongue was cooked, a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon. Let boil with the juice of 1 lemon, 2 tablespoonfuls of vinegar and 1 tablespoonful of sugar. Add the sliced tongue and simmer ten minutes. Serve hot or cold.

Italian Rissotto[edit]

Boil 1 cup of rice in salted water until soft; drain. Then grate Parmesan cheese and cover the rice with cheese. Let steam in the oven a few minutes; then pour over some highly seasoned tomato-sauce, and serve hot with fried veal chops.