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Ij - Lange wortes De pesoun

This is an excerpt from Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books
(England, 1430)
The original source can be found at the University of Michigan's "Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse"

ij - Lange Wortes de pesoun. Take grene pesyn, an washe hem clene an caste hem on a potte, an boyle hem tyl they breste, an thanne take hem vppe of the potte, an put hem with brothe yn a-nother potte, and lete hem kele; than draw hem thorw a straynowre in-to a fayre potte, an than take oynonys, and screde hem in to or thre, an take hole wortys and boyle hem in fayre water: and take hem vppe, an ley hem on a fayre bord, an cytte on .iij. or iiij., an ley hem to the oynonys in the potte, to the drawyd pesyn; an let hem boyle tyl they ben tendyr; an thanne tak fayre oyle and frye hem, or ellys sum fresche brothe of sum maner fresche fysshe, an caste ther-to, an Safron, an salt a quantyte, and serue it forth.


Other versions of this recipe:

Lange Wortys de chare (Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books)

Longe Wortes de Pesone (Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books)

Links to modern interpretations:

Give it Forth  

Lange Wortes de Pesoun
Yonnie Travis
Give it Forth

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