Tudor Food Recipe
To make the best
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
- 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
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
1610 'Mrs. Sarah
Longe her Receipt Booke'
Sheeps Feet Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from the book entitled:
Expertly Prescribing The Most Ready Wayes, Whether Italian, Spanish Or
French, For Dressing Of Flesh And Fish, Ordering Of Sauces Or Making Of
Printed by E.B. for Nath. Brook , at the Angel in Cornhill , 1658
Sheeps Feet Recipe
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