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United States (United States) (search for this): article 9
Soldier's rations and Mode of Cooking them. The regular daily ration of food issued to the troops in the United States service, is three- fourths pound of fresh or salt beef; eighteen ounces of bread, or one and a fourth pounds of corn meal, and at the rate of one hundred rations of eight quarts of peas or beans, or, in lieu thereof, ten pounds of rice; six pounds of coffee, twelve pounds of sugar, four quarts of vinegar, and one and a half pounds of tallow, or one and a fourth pounds of adamantine, or one pound of sperm candles; four pounds of soap, and two quarts of salt. On a campaign, or on marches, or on board transports, the ration of hard bread is one pound. Fresh beef, when it can be procured, should be furnished at least twice a week; the beef to be procured, if possible, by contract. Receipts. Soldier's Soup for 25 Men.--Take 15 quarts of water to 25 pounds of meat, 2 small tablespoonsful of salt, half a one of pepper; about 2 pounds of rice, put in wh
toes, or any vegetable that can be obtained; thicken the gravy with flour mixed to a smooth paste in cold water. Salt Pork with Potatoes and Cabbage for 25 Men.--Take 15 lbs. of pork, extract the bones, 3 lbs. of potatoes, 2 winter cabbages, let it boil for two hours, 10 quarts of water, serve the meat with the vegetable round it; the gravy will make a good broth with peas, beans or rice added, also a little onion. Ship biscuit broken into the broth makes a very nutritious soup. To Fry any kind of Meat.--Get your frying pan very hot, put in some fat pork which will immediately melt, then put in the meat you wish to fry; (a small teaspoonful of salt, and a quarter of a teaspoonful of pepper, to every pound of meat;) when done, lay the meat on a dish, add one pint of water to the fat in the frying-pan, a few slices of onion, or two teaspoonsful of vinegar; thicken it with a little flour and pour it over the cooked meat. Any sauce, or a few chopped pickles may be substituted
Irish Stew (search for this): article 9
ed, if possible, by contract. Receipts. Soldier's Soup for 25 Men.--Take 15 quarts of water to 25 pounds of meat, 2 small tablespoonsful of salt, half a one of pepper; about 2 pounds of rice, put in while boiling, and what vegetables, fresh or preserved, that can be procured — say three pounds. Pork Soup for 25 Men.--In 6 gallons of cold water put 12 pounds of pork, 3 quarts of beans, 2 pounds of rice, season to suit; let boil one hour and a half; soak the beans overnight. Irish Stew for Men.--Take 25 pounds mutton, veal, beef, or pork, cut into pieces six inches square, 4 pounds of onions, 8 pounds of potatoes, 4 tablespoonsful of salt, 1 of pepper, 8 quarts of water; cook it from one to two hours, slowly, thicken the gravy with flour mixed into smooth paste with water or potatoes mashed fine. Tea for 25 Men.--Allow 12 quarts of water; put the rations of tea — a large teaspoonful to each — in a cloth tied up very loosely, throw it into the boiler while it is boil<