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280 BREAD-TOAST.

water until reduced quite half. Strain the gravy and let it cool. Next, having skimmed off the fat, put it into a clean saucepan with half a cup of cream, three tablespoonfuls of butter, well mixed with a tablespoon- f ul of flour. Keep these stirred until they boil. Then put in the fowl finely minced, with three hard-boiled eggs, chopped, and sufficient salt and pepper to season. Shake the mince over the fire until just ready to serve. Dish it over hot toast and serve.

HASHED BEEF ON TOAST.

CHOP a quantity of cold roast beef rather fine and season it well with pepper and salt. For each pint of meat add a level tablespoon- ful of flour. Stir well and add a small teacupful of soup-stock or water. Put the mixture into a small stewpan and, after covering it, simmer for twenty minutes. Meanwhile, toast half a dozen slices of bread nicely and at the end of the twenty minutes spread the meat upon them. Serve at once on a hot dish. In case water be used in- stead of soup-stock, add a tablespoonf ul of butter just before spreading the beef upon the toast. Any kind of cold meat may be prepared in a similar manner. Maria Parioa.

VEAL HASH ON TOAST.

TAKE a teacupful of boiling water in a saucepan, stir in an even teaspoonful of flour, wet in a tablespoonful of cold water, and let it boil five minutes ; add one-half teaspoonful of black pepper, as much salt and two tablespoonfuls of butter, and let it keep hot, but not boil. Chop the veal fine and mix with it half as much stale bread crumbs. Put it in a pan and pour the gravy over it, then let it simmer ten min- utes. Serve this on buttered toast.

CODFISH ON TOAST. (Cuban Style.)

TAKE a teacupful of freshened codfish picked up fine. Fry a sliced onion in a tablespoonful of butter ; when it has turned a light brown, put in the fish with water enough to cover it ; add half a can of toma- toes, or half a dozen of fresh ones. Cook all nearly an hour, seasoning with a little pepper. Serve on slices of dipped toast, hot. Very fine.

Plain creamed codfish is very nice turned over dipped toast.

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