Welkes Boyled
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Recipes from the Wagstaff Miscellany (England, 1460), entitled "Welkes Boyled". [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:

Welkes Boyled. Do welkes yn a pott with watyr so that they may flete ther yn set hem on a esy fyre let hem seth sokyngly & long then take hem up & poure a wey the watyr & pyke the fisch out of the shill with a pikke & take of the hatte fro the hedde so hem on a vessell with a lytyll cold watyr so that they be unnethe helyd & a grete dele of salt & scoure the welkes well with thyn hond let all the slyme goo of & wesch hem yn othir iiij waters & ley hem yn othir clene water till thu serve hem forth then do hem a brode yn dysches & strew on fayles of percelley.

Related Recipes
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Welkes boyled. Take welkes, and caste hem in colde water, And lete hem boyle but a litull; And caste hem oute of the vessell, And pike hem oute of the shell, and pike awey the horn of hem, and wassh hem and rubbe hem well in colde water and salt, in two or thre waters; And serue hem colde, And caste vppon hem leves of parcelly ywet in vinegre, And sauce to hem is vynegre. [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books]

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Searchable index of "Recipes from the Wagstaff Miscellany". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?wagst:183>. Accessed on July 26, 2021, 10:35 pm.

Searchable index of "Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?twofi:438>. Accessed on July 26, 2021, 10:35 pm.

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