Sheeps Feet Recipe

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Sheeps Feet Recipe

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Sheeps Feet
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Sheeps Feet Recipe

To make the best Sheeps Feet
To fricate Sheeps-feet. Take Sheeps-feet, slit the bone, and pick them very clean, then put them in a Frying-pan, with a Ladlefull of strong Broth, a piece of Butter, and a little Salt, after they have fryed a while, put to them a little Parsley, green Chibals, a little young Speremint and Tyme, all shred very small, and a little beaten Pepper; when you think they are fryed almost enough, have a lear made for them with the yolks of two or three Eggs, some Gravy of Mutton, a little Nutmegg, and juyce of a Lemon wrung therein, and put this lear to the Sheeps feet as they fry in the Pan, then toss them once or twice, and put them forth into the Dish you mean to serve them in.

Sheeps Feet Tudor Food Recipe
The above Tudor recipe for Sheeps Feet is written in totally different fashion to modern recipe books!

  • There were no lists of ingredients in Tudor recipes - these were included as part of the text
  • Ingredient measurements were extremely basic during the Tudors era and  quantities were not often specified!
  • Temperature control was difficult and therefore not specified - this was left to the cook
  • Cooking times were also vague and left to the cook
  • It was assumed that the person reading the recipe would already have some knowledge of cooking

The History of the Recipe Book

  • Some of the language might be referred to as 'Olde English'
  • The art of cooking and the recipe was passed verbally from one generation to the next
  • The first printed book ever to be published in English was in 1474!
  • Many Tudor women were unable to read
  • The idea of a Recipe Book was an entirely new concept in the renaissance period of the Tudors
  • The first Recipe Books to be printed in England which included many old Tudor and  Medieval recipes were called:

    • 1545 - 'A Propre new booke of Cokery'
    • 1588 - 'The Good Huswifes Handmaid for Cookerie in her kitchen'
    • 1596 - 'The Good Hyswife's Jewell'
    • 1610 'Mrs. Sarah Longe her Receipt Booke'

Sheeps Feet Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from the book entitled:

The Compleat Cook
Expertly Prescribing The Most Ready Wayes, Whether Italian, Spanish Or French, For Dressing Of Flesh And Fish, Ordering Of Sauces Or Making Of Pastry
Author: Anonymous
Printed by E.B. for Nath. Brook , at the Angel in Cornhill , 1658

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