Boiled Fowl

Preparation info

  • 5–6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About


  • 1 fowl
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot


Truss the fowl, inserting some pieces of vegetable in the body. Rub breast of bird with lemon, wrap in buttered paper and put in pan with sufficient stock or water to cover. Add remainder of vegetables (sliced), salt and bouquet garni and cook gently until fowl is tender (about 2 hr.). Meanwhile melt butter in a saucepan, add flour and cook without browning; gradually stir in the stock and boil