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To Prepare partridges


This is an excerpt from Een notabel boecxken van cokeryen
(Netherlands, ca. 1510 - C. van Tets, trans.)
The original source can be found at Willy Van Cammeren's website

To prepare partridges. Take partridges and roast them on a spit and when the partridges are ready stew them in a pot together with pork fat and with meat broth. After that take fried onion cut up small. One shall stew this with the partridges with grains of paradise and with a good amount of sugar. And then take toasted bread and chicken livers if you have been able to get them. Lay this to soften with meat broth and stir it well together. Then put it through a sieve and put it also in the pot with the partridges. Then put into it those things which belong to it, that is, cinnamon, ginger, cleyn cruyt, cloves and grains of paradise; mix this with verjuice and some salt in it. Then it is complete.

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