Sorcell rosted
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books (England, 1430), entitled "Sorcell rosted". [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:

Sorcell rosted. Take a Sorcell or a tele, and breke his necke, and pul him dry, And draw him as a chekon, and kutte off his fete and winges by the body and the nekke, and roste him, and reise his winges and his legges as a heron, if he be a Sorcell; And no sauce but salt.

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To rost a sarcelle brek his nek and pulle hym dry and drawe hym as a chekyn cutt of his feet his wings and his nek and rost him and raise his leggs and his wings as a heron and no sauce but salt, and serve it. [A Noble Boke off Cookry]

Sarcell Rostyd. Breke the nekke of a sarcell or of a tele pull hym drye draw hym as a chiken cut of his hedde his nekke & his whyngys & his fete rost hym reys his leggys & his whynggys as of a heyron & no sauce but salt. [Recipes from the Wagstaff Miscellany]

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sorcell: Teal, or Common Teal (Anas crecca).

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Searchable index of "Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "A Noble Boke off Cookry". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Recipes from the Wagstaff Miscellany". Medieval Cookery.
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