Washington Terrapin

Preparation info

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Appears in

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Published 1896

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  • 1 terrapin.
  • tablespoons butter.
  • tablespoons flour.
  • 1 cup cream.
  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms.
  • Salt.
  • Few grains cayenne.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 2 tablespoons Sherry wine.


    Melt the butter, add flour, and pour on slowly the cream. Add terrapin meat with bones cut in pieces, entrails cut smaller, liver separated in pieces, eggs of terrapin, and mushrooms. Season with salt and cayenne. Just before serving, add eggs slightly beaten and two tablespoons Sherry wine.