An Eel Soop

Method

Take Eels, according to the Quantity of Soop you would make, a Pound of Eels will make a Pint of good Soop; so to every Pound of Eels put a Quart of Water, a Crust of Bread, two or three Blades of Mace, a little whole Pepper, an Onion, and a Bundle of Sweet Herbs. Cover them close, and let them boil till half the Liquor is wasted; then strain it, and toast some Bread, and cut it small, lay the Bread into the Dish, and pour in your Soop. If you have a Stew-hole, set the Dish over it for a Minute, and send it to Table. If you find your Soop not rich enough, you must let it boil till it is as strong as you would have it. You may make this Soop as rich and good as if it was Meat: You may add a Piece of Carrot to brown it.

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