Double Mushroom Catsup

Ingredients

  • Mushrooms, 1 gallon
  • salt, 3 oz.
  • mushroom catsup, 1 quart
  • peppercorns, 1 oz.
  • mace, 1 drachm
  • ginger, 1 oz.
  • cayenne, 3 to 4 grains: 15 minutes.

Method

On a gallon of fresh mushrooms strew three ounces of salt, and pour to them a quart of ready-made catsup (that which is a year old will do if it be perfectly good); keep these stirred occasionally for four days, then drain the liquor very dry from the mushrooms, and boil it for fifteen minutes with an ounce of whole black pepper, a drachm of mace, an ounce of ginger, and three or four grains only of cayenne.

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