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VEGETABLES. 201

or deep skillet, and when it is hot put in the cut cabbage, pouring over it right away a pint of boiling water. Cover closely and allow it to cook rapidly for ten minutes. Drain off the water and add half a pint of new milk, or part milk and cream; when it boils, stir in a large teaspoonf ul of either wheat or rice flour moistened with milk ; add salt and pepper, and as soon as it comes to a boil, serve. Those who find slaw and other dishes prepared from cabbage indigestible will

not complain of this.

STEAMED CABBAGE.

TAKE a sound, solid cabbage, and with a large sharp knife shave it very fine. Put it in a saucepan, pour in half a teacupful of water, or just enough to keep it from burning ; cover it very tightly, so as to confine the steam; watch it closely, add a little water now and then, until it begins to be tender ; then put into it a large tablespoonf ul of butter; salt and pepper to taste, dish it hot. If you prefer to give it a tart taste, just before taking from the fire add a third of a cup of

good vinegar.

LADIES' CABBAGE.

BOIL a firm white cabbage fifteen minutes, changing the water then for more from the boiling tea-kettle. When tender, drain and set aside until perfectly cold. Chop fine and add two beaten eggs, a tablespoonfui of butter, pepper, salt, three tablespoonfuls of rich milk or cream. Stir all well together, and bake in a buttered pud- ding-dish until brown. Serve very hot. This dish resembles cauli- flower and is very digestible and palatable.

FRIED CABBAGE.

PLACE in a frying pan an ounce of butter and heat it boiling hot. Then take cold boiled cabbage chopped fine, or cabbage hot, cooked the same as steamed cabbage, put it into the hot butter and fry a light brown, adding two tablespoonfuls of vinegar. Very good.

FRENCH WAY OF COOKING CABBAGE.

CHOP cold boiled white cabbage and let it drain till perfectly dry : stir in some melted butter to taste ; pepper, salt and four tablespoon- fuls of cream; after it is heated through add two well-beaten eggs; then turn the mixture into a buttered frying pan, stirring until it is very hot and becomes a delicate brown on the under side. Place a

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