Perch

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PERCH RECIPES:

  ANY FISH
  ANCHOVIES
  BLUEFISH
  CARP
  CODFISH
  EELS
  HADDOCK
  HALIBUT
  HERRING
  MACKEREL
  PERCH
  Fried Perch (1851)
  REDFISH
  ROCK FISH
  SALMON
  SEA BASS
  SHAD
  SMELT
  SOLE
  STURGEON
  TROUT

FRIED PERCH
(Directions for Cookery, 1851)


HAVING cleaned the fish and dried them with a cloth, lay them, side by side, on a board or large dish; sprinkle them with salt, arid dredge them with flour. After a while turn them, and salt and dredge the other side. Put some lard or fresh beef-dripping into a frying-pan, and hold it over the fire. When the lard boils, put in the fish and fry them of a yellowish brown.  Send to table with them in a boat, melted butter flavoured with soy or catchup.

Flounders or other small fish may be fried in the same manner.  Also tutaug or porgies.

You may know when the lard or dripping is hot enough, by dipping in the tail of one of the fish. If it becomes crisp immediately, the lard is in a proper state for frying. Or you may try it with a piece of stale bread, which will become brown directly, if the lard is in order.

There should always be enough of lard to cover the fish entirely. After they have fried five minutes on one side, turn them and fry them five minutes on the other. Skim the lard or dripping always before you put in the fish.

 

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