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TAKE eight or ten good-sized cold boiled potatoes, slice them end- wise, then crosswise, making them like dice in small squares. When you are ready to cook them, heat some butter or good drippings in a frying pan; fry in it one small onion (chopped fine) until it begins to change color and look yellow. Now put in your potatoes, sprinkle well with salt and pepper, stir well and cook about five minutes, tak- ing care that you do not break them. They must not brown. Just before taking up stir in a tablespoonful of minced parsley. Drain dry by shaking in a heated colander. Serve very hot.



PARE and slice the potatoes thin; cut them if you like in small fillets about a quarter of an inch square, and as long as the potato will admit ; keep them in cold water until wanted, then drop them into boil- ing lard ; when nearly done, take them out with a skimmer and drain them, boil up the lard again, drop the potatoes back and fry till done ; this operation causes the fillets to swell up and puff.


WASH, peel and put four large potatoes in cold water, with a pinch of salt, and set them over a brisk fire ; when they are done pour off all the water and mash them. Take another saucepan, and put in it ten tablespoonf uls of milk and a lump of butter half the size of an egg ; put it over a brisk fire ; as soon as the milk comes to a boil, pour the potatoes into it, and stir them very fast with a wooden spoon; when thoroughly mixed, take them from the fire and put them on a dish. Take a tablespoonful and roll it in a clean towel, making it oval in shape ; dip it in a well-beaten egg, and then in bread crumbs, and drop it in hot drippings or lard. Proceed in this manner till all the potato is used, four potatoes making six croquettes. Fry them a light brown all over, turning them gently as may be necessary. When they arc done, lay them on brown paper or a hair sieve, to drain off all fat ; then serve on a napkin.


TAKE two cups of cold mashed potatoes, season with a pinch of salt, pepper and a tablespoonful of butter. Beat up the whites of two eggs,

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