[Sca-cooks] Erdnüß / erdapfel
ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Wed May 2 18:48:17 PDT 2012
Rumpolt has a menu item for "Eyngemachte
Erdnüß.", in a section of other recipes of fruit
preserved in sugar.
Modernly Erdnüß means peanuts, but peanuts are New World.
Grimm's Deutsches Wörterbuch says Erdnusz means
lathyrus tuberosus, malum terrae, erdapfel.
Lathyrus tuberosus, also known as the Tuberous
Pea, Tuberous Vetchling, Earthnut Pea, or
Aardaker, is a small, climbing perennial plant,
native in moist temperate parts of Europe and
It is occasionally grown as a root vegetable for
its edible tuber. The sweet, starchy tubers are
edible cooked or raw. Although palatable and
nutritious, the crop is hampered by low
The infamous Rumpolt "potato" recipe seems to also refer to this root.
Zugemüß 37. Erdtepffel. Schel vnd schneidt sie
klein/ quell sie in Wasser/ vnnd druck es wol auß
durch ein Härin Tuch/ hack sie klein/ vnd rößt
sie in Speck/ der klein geschnitten ist/ nim~ ein
wenig Milch darvnter/ vnd laß darmit sieden/ so
wirt es gut vnd wolgeschmack.
37. Earth apples. Peel and cut them small/
parboil them in water/ and press it well through
a hair cloth/ chop them small/ and roast in
bacon/ that is cut small/ take a little milk with
it/ and let cook together/ like this it becomes
good and well tasting.
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