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How To Soak Octopuses


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

How to soak octopuses. Make some holes, clean it and let it soak. Once done, wash it in cold water, boil it, cook it in vinegar. It's good to fry it with oily sauce. Make thin slices, and make a sauce with black pepper, saffron, vinegar, tree oil and honey.

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