Medieval Monday – Brawune Fryes

A 15th century pork recipe found on Let Hem Boyle
Medieval Monday - Brawune Fryes

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Take Pork & cut it thin. Then take yolks of Eggs, & some of the white therewith; then take manchet Flour, and draw the Eggs through a strainer; then take a good quantity of Sugar, Saffron & Salt & cast thereto, & take a fair pan with Fresh grease, & set over the fire, & when the grease is hot, take the Pork, and put in batter, & turn it well therein, and then put it in the pan with the grease, & let fry together a little while; then take it up into a fair dish, & cast Sugar thereon & serve hot.

Take a thousand eggs or more, I Volume, Harleian MS. 279, c. 1420

Ingredients
200 g [7 oz] pork loin
2 egg yolks
1 egg white
½ dl [0,2 pt] white flour
pinch of saffron
2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
butter or oil for frying
sugar for garnish

Approach

Cut the pork in thin pieces. Make batter from egg yolks, egg white, flour, saffron, sugar and salt. Heat the butter (or oil) in a frying pan. Dip the pork pieces in the batter and fry the meat until it is done. Remove the meat from the pan and garnish it with sugar. Serve hot.

2 servings