Minnow Tansies

Izaak Walton, 17th Century

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

Good Things in England

By Florence White

Published 1932

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Ingredients

  • Minnows
  • yolks of eggs
  • cowslip ‘pips’ (or flowers) or primrose petals
  • a very little tansy juice
  • and a little clarified fat in which to fry them.

Method

  1. Wash the minnows well in salt, cut off their heads, tail them, and ’take out their guts.’
  2. Blend them with a few cowslip pips or primrose petals, some yolks of eggs, and a very little tansy juice.
  3. Season with pepper and salt, and
  4. Fry them in a little fat as you would any other fritter.