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Category: Scottish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Raw minced meat; or
  • -alternative
  • ; ingredients above
  • 4 oz Fresh bread crumbs; soaked
  • -in milk,
  • ; squeezed dry
  • 1/2 lb Butter
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 4 Eggs; separated
  • 1 pn Nutmeg; salt, pepper
  • Peas; boiled and buttered
  • Mushrooms; raw or cooked,
  • ; chopped


Pound together meat, butter, bread crumbs.

Add the 2 egg yolks and mix well,

Add the 4 other egg yolks, salt, pepper and a little nutmeg to taste.

Pound and mix again.

Add the 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten, fold thoroughly into mixture.

Make into little oval shapes with 2 dessertspoons.

Put into a lightly buttered, shallow pan.

Pour boiling stock or water over, very gently to cover.

Lay buttered paper or foil on top.

Poach very gently for 10 minutes.

Prepare buttered, boiled peas mixed with chopped mushrooms.

Remove quenelles with perforated spoon.

Serve on a bed of the peas and mushrooms.

For 1 large quenelle, carry out steps 1 - 5, pour mixture in a basin.

Cover, steam gently for about 40 minutes.

Serve with Rich mushroom sauce or Lean mushroom sauce.

Small quenelles can be served cold after poaching:

Drain quenelles, place in dish they will be served from, cool.

Pour over 1 pint of jellied stock, or tbsps aspic powder dissolved in 2
cups boiling water.

Leave in a cool place to set.

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