[Sca-cooks] An Excess of Figs
rcmann4 at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 21 12:30:10 PDT 2007
>From: silverr0se at aol.com
> Any ideas about what to do with the extras that DOESN'T involve
> standing over a hot stove in August?
Do you have a crockpot? Figs in the French Manner from de Nola is very simple, and can be done in a crockpot, which doesn't heat up the kitchen (or the cook).
TO EAT FIGS IN THE FRENCH MANNER
COMER HIGOS A LA FRANCESA
Take dried figs, the sweetest that you can get, black and white, and remove the stems and wash them with good white
wine which is sweet; and when they are very well-cleaned, take an earthenware casserole which is big enough, which has
a flat bottom, and cast them inside, stirring them a little; and then put this casserole upon the coals, and well-covered in
a manner that it is stewed there. And when they are stewed, and they will have absorbed all of the moisture of the wine,
stir them a little, and cast fine spice on top of them; and turn them, stirring in a manner that incorporates that spice in
them; and then eat this food; and it is an elegant thing; and it should be eaten at the beginning of the meal.
Brighid ni Chiarain
Barony of Settmour Swamp, East Kingdom
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