DOMESTIC RECIPES FROM 1884
(Transcribed from The Troy Messenger, Troy, Alabama July 3, 1884, Note: This is the way the recipes were published in the newspapers, minus cooking temp. and time.)
Four pounds of beef, one-half gallon of water, boil slowly eight hours; skim and strain then add two onions, three stalks of celery, salt and pepper and boil twenty minutes and strain.
Fill a frying pan with boiling water, add a little salt and vinegar. Break eggs, one at a time, into a wet saucer; slip upon the surface of the water, cook slowly three minutes. Take up with a skimmer.