Anguilla alla Milanese (Eels)
Ingredients: Eels, butter, flour, stock, bay leaves, salt, pepper,
Chablis wine, a mixture of vegetables cut into small pieces
Cut up a big eel and fry it in two ounces of butter, and when it is a good colour add a tablespoonful of flour, about half a pint of stock, a glass of Chablis, a bay leaf, pepper, and salt, and boil till it is well cooked. In the meantime boil separately all sorts of vegetables, such as carrots, cauliflower, celery, beans, tomatoes, &c. Take out the pieces of eel, but keep them hot, whilst you pass the liquor which forms the sauce through a sieve and add the vegetables to this. Let them boil a little longer and arrange them in a dish; place the pieces of eel on them and cover
with the sauce. It is most important that the eels should be served very hot.