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pike Polish Style

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

Pike, Polish style. Boil the onion, then toast a few slices of white bread, put it into good wine, and once it's soft and the onion is cooked, pass through a strainer it, put the bread to the pike, then add some wine, then cook the pike in vinegar, put the onion and the wine to the pike, then add some parsley and some sweet spices, add some nutmeg flowers and raisins, then some salted lemon slices too, it's not necessary to add salt, add some warm butter then a bit of sugar, and cook it like so. Cook trout and herring like so, carp too, but with wine. Once half cooked, add some spices.


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