Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Eel, roasted on a spit, with brown butter

Einen Ahl zuebraten


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 51 Aug. 4°Source Collection: Wo8, fol. 093vRecipe Nr. 113 Dating: 1st half of 17th c.Origin: Lang: High German languages

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Same title: wo8.113Shared ingredients: wo8.110, wo8.113Same ingredients in following recipe: 4Same tools in following recipe: 1


Main ingredient: fishPreparation: roastType: -

Einen Ahl zuebraten etc. Wann der Ahn gestreifft ist So mache Stucken draus thue das Aderlein dauon wasche ihn Rein Stecke ihn An einen Eißern Oder hoeltzern Spießlein vndt Albwege zwischen die Stucklein etzliche Salben bletlein menget dan Ingber Saltz Pfeffer [94r] vnndt Neglein vndereinander vndt bestreuhe den Ahl wohl damit mache darnach eine Butter wohl heiß vnndt braun wan nun der Ahl wohl gebraten hatt So begeus ihn etzliche mahl mitt der heißen Butter So wirdt Er Recht vndt guett gib ihn dan warm oder Kaldt etc.

Wo8 - "Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 51 Aug. 4°"