To make Anchovies


To a Peck of Sprats, two Pounds of common Salt, a quarter of a Pound of Bay-salt, four Pounds of Salt-petre, two Ounces of Salprunella, twopenny-worth of Cochineal, pound all in a Mortar, put them in a Stone-pot, a Row of Sprats, and a Layer of your Compound, and so on to the Top alternately. Press them hard down, and cover them close, and let them stand Six Months, and they will be fit for use. Observe that your Sprats be very fresh, and don’t wash nor wipe them, but just take them as they come out of the Water.