Open main menu

Page:Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.djvu/1500

This page has been validated.
1336
HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT

white sauce is used, it may be browned in the oven in a shallow baking-dish, or china scallop shells.

Time.—About 30 to 40 minutes. Average Cost, 6d. to 7d. Sufficient for 3 or 4 persons.

3130.—TOMATO AND ONION PIE.

Ingredients.—2 Spanish onions, 2 lbs. of firm tomatoes, breadcrumbs, butter and seasoning.

Method.—Peel the onions, cover them with boiling water, let them remain for at least 2 hours, then drain and dry thoroughly, and cut them into slices. Heat up 1 oz. of butter in a frying-pan, and fry the onions until lightly browned. Slice the tomatoes, place them in alternate layers with the onion into a buttered pie-dish, sprinkling each layer lightly with salt and pepper, and liberally with breadcrumbs. Cover the whole with a good layer of breadcrumbs, add a few small pieces of butter, and bake in a moderately hot oven for about 1 hour.

Time.—Altogether, 4 hours. Average Cost, 1s. 6d. to 1s. 9d. Sufficient for 4 or 5 persons.

3131.—VEGETABLE GOOSE.

Ingredients.—½ a lb. of breadcrumbs soaked in cold water, 1 onion, 1 teaspoonful of chopped parsley and herbs, 1 oz. of butter, pepper and salt.

Method.—Squeeze the bread nearly dry, and mash it, mix in the other ingredients, chopped small. Butter a Yorkshire pudding-dish, put in the mixture, and bake in a good oven for about ¾ hour. Serve hot, and cut in squares.

Time.—About 1½ hours. Average Cost, 3d. Sufficient for 2 persons.

3132.—VEGETABLE MARROW, STUFFED.

Ingredients.—1 vegetable marrow. For the forcemeat: 3 or 4 tablespoonfuls of coarsely-chopped mushrooms, 1 tablespoonful of breadcrumbs, 1 oz. of butter, salt and pepper.

Method.—Peel the marrow, cut it in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Heat the butter, fry the mushrooms lightly, add the breadcrumbs, and season to taste. Place the hot forcemeat inside the marrow, replace the halves, and fasten them securely with string. Cover with seasoned boiling water, and boil gently for about 20 minutes, or place the preparation in a covered pie-dish with a small quantity of hot water, and bake slowly for ½ an hour. Serve with white or brown sauce.

Time.—45 minutes. Average Cost, 6d. to 8d. Sufficient for 3 persons.

Note.—Marrows may also be stuffed with onion or veal forcemeat.