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chestnut Stew Recipe

Chestnut Stew Recipe from 1916 The Great War.

Mince finely the remains of cold pork, skin a pound of sausages, and mix the sausage-meat with the pork, add some breadcrumbs, and form into flat cakes. Boil forty chestnuts for five minutes, take off the skins. Fry the meat cakes brown in butter, then lift them out. Mix into the butter a dessert spoonful of flour, stir till brown, pour in slowly half  a pound of stock, and add salt, pepper, cayenne, and a small bunch of herbs. Boil it up, then put in the chestnuts and meat cakes, cover and stew gently for three-quarter of an hour. Take out the herbs, pile the chestnuts in the centre of the dish, arrange the meat cakes around them, strain over gravy, and serve very hot.nature-chestnuts


First World War Roast Leg of Pork Recipe 1916

Roast leg of pork recipe.

Choose a small leg of pork, and score the skin across in narrow stripes. Cut a slit in the knuckle, loosen the skin, and fill with sage-and onion stuffing. Brush over with salad oil (this makes the crackling crisper and a better colour). Bake in a moderate oven, basting well all the time. Serve with gravy made in the dripping-tin, and a tureen of apple sauce.