[Sca-cooks] [cooking_rumpolt] Erdnüß / erdapfel
tgrcat2001 at yahoo.com
Wed May 2 18:59:41 PDT 2012
hm curious.. let me see if I can find a source for the plant...I would love to play with this.
Hm considered noxious in Ontario... tastes a bit like sweet potato..
ah and an image
may keep looking into it...
> From: Sharon Palmer <ranvaig at columbus.rr.com>
>To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>; cooking_rumpolt at yahoogroups.com
>Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7:48 PM
>Subject: [cooking_rumpolt] Erdnüß / erdapfel
>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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