Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Civil War Potato Dumplings (1864)

"The dumplings are made thus: Peel some potatoes and grate them into a basin of water. Let the pulp remain in the water for a couple hours.

"Drain it off, and mix with it half its weight of flour. Season with salt, pepper, chopped onions, and sweet herbs. If not moist enough, add a little water.  

"Roll the dumplings the size of a small apple, sprinkle them well with flour, and throw them into boiling water.  When you observe them rising to the top of the saucepan, they will be boiled enough.

"These should be easier to handle if they were smaller, and they would cook faster, too."

More Civil War Recipes
Civil War Fried Tomatoes (1865)
Civil War Doughnuts (1861)

(Origin - "Civil War Recipes - Receipts from the Pages of Godey's Lady's Book" compiled and edited by Lily May Spaulding and John Spaulding.)

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