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Ingredients

How to make it

  • Take the four pound fish with the head on; wash it thoroughly and sprinkle with one tablespoon of salt.
  • Put in the ice box and leave it there for two hours
  • Make a stuffing of one cup bread crumbs, parsley, grated onion, melted butter and lemon juice, grated rind of the lemon, salt, pepper and raw chopped oysters.
  • Fill the body of the fish with the stuffing, sew up opening or skewer and place on baking sheet.
  • cover with slices of fat pork and bake in hot oven.
  • When the fish begins to brown baste it with the hot water and reduce the heat of the oven
  • Bake slowly, basting every ten minutes.
  • At the end of forty minutes, remove the pork , cover the dish with the white sauce ( not mentioned previously), sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake until crumbs are brown.
  • When done, remove to a hot platter and garnish with fried oysters (also, not previously mentioned), parsly or slices of lemon and parsly.
  • Whew! No wonder these ladies were tired!

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    " It was excellent "
    noir ate it and said...
    I love vintage recipes! This deserves a ^5! :)
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  • pat2me 10 years ago
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    " It was excellent "
    cooper ate it and said...
    I love these old recipes -- before microwaves and crockpots. It makes you realize how spoiled we are with our modern creature comforts. And remember -- iceboxes, no refrigerators. And I can emember my grandmother who cooked on a huge wood stove and no electricity. Thanks for sharing!
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  • pat2me 10 years ago
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  • wolfpackjack 10 years ago
    I like the commentary. Great post.. Thanks guys.
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  • linebb956 10 years ago
    U know they prob cooked this as they were beating the rugs on the back porch! They did work hard.. and we complain! It is a great post!
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  • jenniferbyrdez 10 years ago
    Fantastic. Thanks so much.
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  • frankieanne 10 years ago
    Wonderful post. Thank you for sharing it.
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  • rosemaryblue 10 years ago
    Great old recipe! :)
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