Fried Quoits Recipe.
Dear Readers – I need your help! What, you ask, is a quoit? I hope someone here knows. Tried the old Google standby and it came up blank. Did a cross-reference on the Library of Congress newspaper database and it also came up blank. This is a first for me.
Take a look at the recipe below, it was in the ‘bread’ section of the book that has recipes for grits, cornmeal, etc. The cooking method is wonderfully descriptive. Maybe it’s a typo?
There’s another mystery, too – What’s with the visit from the oldest grandmother? Is that like you’re going to have indigestion in the middle of the night? Or she’s going to come and nag you? I love colorful cookbook authors.
I did find the reference to the Lees and Clutterbuck book, A Ramble in British Columbia, first published in 1887, which looks like a colorful and fun little read, but I couldn’t find the recipe above. They do give us a fantastic picture of what our campsite would have looked like 130 years ago. Fish, anyone?
Here’s a link to Camp Cookery, more to come.