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The Gentlewoman's Companion: or, A Guide to the Female Sex, an electronic edition

by Hannah Woolley [Woolley, Hannah, fl. 1670]

date: 1675
source publisher: Printed by A. Maxwell for Edward Thomas
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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Oysters Pickled.

Take eight quarts of Oysters, and parboil them in their own liquor, then take them out and cleanse them in warm water, then wipe them dry, then take the liquor, they were prboiled in, and clear it from the grounds into a large Pipkin, or Skillet, put to it a pottle of good White-wine, a quart of Wine-Vinegar, some large Mace, whole Pepper and a good quantity of Salt, set it over the fire and boil it leisurely, scum it clean, and being well boiled, put the liquor into Barrels, that will hold a quart or more, and when it is cold, put in the Oysters, and close up the head.