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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Braised turkey from Selma 1870

BRAISED TURKEY FROM THE 1870s

(Transcribed from The Times-Argus, Selma, Alabama January 27, 1870)

Lard a deep pan with pork and calves’ foot from which the bone has been removed; season with salt, red and black pepper, thyme, a few cloves, one large onion, and a few carrots cut in quarters, lengthwise.

On the top of these ingredients, lay your turkey, a young one, (and a small one is best) which has been dressed, stuffed with force-meat made of cream, bread crumbs, rice, and chopped oysters. The wings and legs should be well-tied — secured so that the fowl may present a dignified appearance at table.

Overall, pour a glass of white wine, a glass of water, one of soup stock, and a wine glass of brandy; cover all closely with a piece of buttered paper, or a cover of pastry, and shut the lid of the stew-pan closely, so there may be no evaporation. Let it bake slowly for three or four hours.

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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