Potted Crayfish

Preparation info

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Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 4 doz. live crayfish
  • salt and pepper
  • a little vinegar


Put the crayfish into boiling water to which has been added a good seasoning of salt and a little vinegar. Cook for about 15 min., then drain and dry. Pick the meat from the shells, pound to a fine paste, adding gradually the butter and mace, salt and pepper to taste. Press into small pots, cover with clarified butter and use when cold.