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To Frie chickins

This is an excerpt from The Good Housewife's Jewell
(England, 1596)
The original source can be found at

To frie Chickins. Take your chickins and let them boyle in verye good sweete broath a prittye while, and take the chickens out, and quarter them out in peeces, and then put them into a frying pan with sweete butter, and let them stewe in the pan, but you must not let them be browne with frying, and then put out the butter out of the pan, and then take a little sweete broath, and as much Vergice, and the yolkes of two Egges, and beate them together, and put in a little Nutmegges, synamon and Ginger, and Pepper into the sauce, and then put them all into the pan to the chickens, and stirre them together in the pan, and put them into a dish, and serue them vp.


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