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MEATS. 131

an inch thickness ; cut a slit in the centre and make several small in- cisions on either side of it, put the crust on, trim the edges neatly with a knife ; bake one hour in a quick oven. A breast of veal will make two two-quart basin pies ; half a pound of nice corned pork, cut in thin slices and parboiled with the meat, will make it very nice, and very little, if any, butter will be required for the pie; when pork is used no other salt will be necessary. Many are fond of thin slices of sweet ham cooked with the veal for pie.

VEAL STEW.

CUT up two or three pounds of veal into pieces three inches long and one thick. Wash it, put it into your stewpan with two quarts of water, let it boil, skim it well, and when all the scum is removed, add pepper and salt to your taste, and a small piece of butter ; pare and cut in halves twelve small Irish potatoes, put them into the stewpan ; when it boils, have ready a batter made with two eggs, two spoonfuls of cream or milk, a little salt, and flour enough to make it a little thicker than for pancakes; drop this into the stew, a spoonful at a time, while it is boiling ; when all is in, cover the pan closely so that no steam can escape ; let it boil twenty minutes and serve in a deep

dish.

VEAL LOAF.

THREE pounds of raw veal chopped very fine, butter the size of an egg, three eggs, three tablespoonfuls of cream or milk; if milk use a small piece of butter ; mix the eggs and cream together ; mix with the veal four pounded crackers, one teaspoonful of black pepper, one large tablespoonful salt, one large tablespoonful of sage; mix well together and form into a loaf. Bake two and one-half hours, basting with butter and water while baking. Serve cut in thin slices.

VEAL FOR LUNCH.

BUTTER a good-sized bowl, and line it with thin slices of hard- boiled eggs ; have veal and ham both in very thin slices ; place in the bowl a layer of veal, with pepper and salt, then a layer of ham, omit- ting the salt, then a layer of veal, and so on, alternating with veal and ham, until the bowl is filled ; make a paste of flour and water as stiff as it can be rolled out ; cover the contents of the bowl with the paste, and over this tie a double cotton cloth ; put the bowl into a saucepan,

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