English Receipt

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Appears in

Modern Cookery for Private Families

By Eliza Acton

Published 1845

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  • Onions, 2 lbs.
  • butter, 2 to 3 oz.: 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Veal gravy, ¾ pint
  • salt, cayenne: 5 minutes.
  • Cream, ¼ pint.


Skin, slice, and mince quickly two pounds’ weight of the white part only of some fine mild onions, and stew them in from two to three ounces of good butter over a very gentle fire until they are reduced to a pulp, then pour to them three-quarters of a pint of rich veal gravy; add a seasoning of salt and cayenne, if needed; skim off the fat entirely, press the sauce through a sieve, heat it in a clean stewpan, mix it with a quarter of a pint of rich boiling cream, and serve it directly.