Jellied Eels

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Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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Live eels are usually purchased. The fishmonger will prepare them for you, but if you prefer to do it at home, this is the method: Prepare by half-severing the head and slitting down the stomach. Scrape away the gut, etc., and cut off with the head. Cut into 2-in. lengths. Put in a pan with sufficient water to just cover, boil for about ½ hr., turn into a bowl and leave to set. If the liquor do