To Boil Tench or Eel
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Een notabel boecxken van cokeryen (Netherlands, ca. 1510 - C. van Tets, trans.), entitled "To Boil Tench or Eel". [insert a brief description of dish here, possibly including any or all of the following: characteristics of the final dish, when or how it might have been served, and why you selected it]

The Source Recipe
The original text of the recipe is as follows:

To boil tench or [conger] eel to put in ieleye one shall kill it and take its entrails out and not remove its skin. Then scour it well and rub it well with a wisp of straw or hay or whatever you wish to use and take its slime off with hot water, with salt or with other things. Cut the eel in pieces small or large, as you wish. Item. One boils salt [conger] eel with its skin and one lays it thus in the jelly. But one may indeed take the skin off fresh eel if one wishes.

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conger: A type of marine eel.

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