Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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  • Ingredient: (usually) edible material used in cooking
  • Dish: general category of food
  • Tool: equipment used in cooking
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Fish as headcheese

geprest sweinkoepf von vischen


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 78.1 Aug. 8°Source Collection: Wo3, fol. 016rRecipe Nr. 1 Dating: 15th c.Origin: place of origin unknown.Lang: High German languages

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Main ingredient: fishPreparation: aspicType: savoury

Wildu machen geprest sweinkoepf von vischen So nym kerpffen slein ader parben vnd schupp in schon vnd schlach sy auff vnd mach sy zu stucken vnd thue in in ein pfannen vnd geusz daran halb wasser halb wein vnd das dy prue nuer ains fingers hoch vber dy fisch get vnd hab sy vber ein guet fewr vnd lasz sy wol syeden vnd salcz sy lind vnd stupp sy das sy halben weck sein eingesoten so seich dy pruee in ein schuessel vnd nym dy fisch vnd thue dy grat her ausz vnd hack das praet ein winzigs durch ein ander vnd thue es dann wider in ein pfannen vnd geusz dy prue dar an vnd lasz es wider ein winczigs sieden vnd dy schuppen seud vnd stosz sy dann vnd streich sy durch vnd geusz alles in ein claine pfannen vnd lasz es sten pisz es hart werd So hab es vber ein fewr vnd ruck es her wider ab pald vnd schath es auf ein panck vnd sneyd es in ein kalte sizzew prue das get in der fasten

Wo3 - "Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 78.1 Aug. 8°"