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Method.—Whisk the whites to a very stiff froth, add a good seasoning of cayenne and a little salt to the cheese, then stir it lightly into the whisked whites. Have ready a deep pan of hot fat, drop in the preparation in small teaspoonfuls, and fry until nicely browned. Drain well, and serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and Krona pepper.

Time.—Half an hour. Average Cost, 8d. or 9d., exclusive of the fat. Sufficient for 6 or 7 persons. Seasonable at any time.

2738.—CHEESE OMELET. (Fr.Omelette Gratinée au Parmesan.)

Ingredients.—3 eggs, 1 tablespoonful of grated Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoonful of cream or milk, 1 oz. of clarified butter, pepper and salt.

Method.—Whisk the eggs well, then add the cheese, cream, and a little salt and pepper. Have the butter ready, heated and well skimmed, in an omelette pan, pour in the egg-mixture, and stir over the fire until the eggs begin to set. Now fold one half over the other, making it crescent-shaped, or fold the sides towards the middle in the form of a cushion. Allow the omelet to brown slightly, then turn it on to a hot dish, and serve immediately.

Time.—10 minutes. Average Cost, 8d. Sufficient for 2 persons. Seasonable at any time.

2739.—CHEESE PATTIES. (Fr.Bouchées de Fromage.)

Ingredients.—1 tablespoonful of grated Parmesan cheese, 1½ tablespoonfuls of grated Cheshire or Cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoonful of cream, 2 tablespoonfuls of thick white sauce, 1 white of egg, puff paste No. 1665, Krona pepper, cayenne, salt.

Method.—Prepare 8 patty-cases, 1½ inches in diameter (see p. 795); when baked, remove and preserve the lids, scoop out the soft inside, and keep the cases hot. Stir the cream, sauce and cheese over the fire until the latter melts, then add cayenne and salt to taste, and fill the cases with the preparation. Add a little grated cheese to the stiffly-whisked white of egg, arrange it roughly in the centre of each patty, sprinkle on a little Krona pepper, and place in a moderate oven until the méringue becomes crisp and lightly browned.

Time.—1 hour. Average Cost, 7d., exclusive of the paste. Sufficient for 6 or 7 persons. Seasonable at any time.

2740.—CHEESE PATTIES. (Fr.Pâtés au Fromage.)

Ingredients.—1 oz. of grated Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoonful of thick cream or white sauce, 1 egg, Krona pepper, cayenne, puff paste trimmings.