Escallops in Shells

Preparation info

  • 6

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Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 1½ doz. small escallops
  • 1 oz. butter
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs


Prepare the escallops and 6 shells. Butter the shells and sprinkle in a few breadcrumbs. Put 3 escallops in each and season with cayenne, chopped parsley and a drop or two of lemon juice. Mix a little pepper and salt with the remaining breadcrumbs. Cover the escallops with white sauce, sprinkle with breadcrumbs, place bits of butter on top and bake for about 20 min. in a fairly hot oven (375° <