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Fried Salt Beef

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Thinly sliced salt beef, fried. Served with potatoes and pickle (Mrs.B)

See: Salt Beef

Original Receipt in 'The Book of Household Management', 1861, edited by Isabella Beeton (See Mrs.B)

FRIED SALT BEEF (Cold Meat Cookery).
625. INGREDIENTS: A few slices of cold salt beef, pepper to taste, 1/4 lb. of butter, mashed potatoes.
Mode: Cut any part of cold salt beef into thin slices, fry them gently in butter, and season with a little pepper. Have ready some very hot mashed potatoes, lay the slices of beef on them, and garnish with 3 or 4 pickled gherkins. Cold salt beef, warmed in a little liquor from mixed pickle, drained, and served as above, will be found good.
Time: About 5 minutes.
Average cost: exclusive of the meat, 4d.
Seasonable: at any time.

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