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pig Turned Into sheep

This is an excerpt from The Prince of Transylvania's Court Cookbook
(Hungary, 16th c.)
The original source can be found at

Pig turned into sheep. If your lord wants you to make lamb with sour sauce, but you have no lamb, find a pig, but don't show it to every ignorant chef. Skin the pig's head and legs, boil the meat like you'd boil a lamb. Once sliced, put it in a pot, add spices and boil it until it's tender. Once cooked, pass through a strainer its water onto a pot depending on how many people will eat, make the sauce. Let it cool, add some vinegar and wine, and once cool add some eggs, break it and pass through a strainer it, add some saffron, black pepper and ginger. When serving it, put it on the fire for a little while, but don't let it shrink, and if you have fat beef, put a little on the sauce, it will taste better. Put the meat onto a plate and put the sauce on top.


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