Browned Vegetables
A mixture of chickpeas, vegetables, & leafy greens, sauted and seasoned - contributed by L. J. Spencer, Jr.

For 88:

  • 1 gal. Chickpeas, cooked and drained
  • 17 ½ lb. Carrots, sliced, parboiled, drained
  • 11 lb. Turnips, sliced, parboiled, drained
  • 11 Onions, sliced, parboiled, drained
  • 8 Leeks, sliced, parboiled, drained (white part only)
  • 6 Parsnips, sliced, parboiled, drained
  • 3 lb. Cardoon, sliced, parboiled, drained
  • 5 lb. Swiss Chard, chopped, parboiled, drained
  • 3 lb. Butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Nutmeg, ground, to taste
  • Mace, ground, to taste
For 8:
  • 1 1/2 cups Chickpeas, cooked and drained
  • 1 3/4 lb.Carrots, sliced, parboiled, drained
  • 1 lb.Turnips, sliced, parboiled, drained 
  • 1 Onion, sliced, parboiled, drained
  • 1 Leek, sliced, parboiled, drained (white part only) 
  • 1/2 Parsnip, sliced, parboiled, drained
  • 1/4 lb. Cardoon, sliced, parboiled, drained 
  • 1/2 lb. Swiss Chard, chopped, parboiled, drained 
  • 1/4 lb. Butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Nutmeg, ground, to taste
  • Mace, ground, to taste
Melt butter in pan. Add vegetables. Sauté, turning occasionally until browned and tender. Add seasonings.

Notes on the recipe:

This recipe is contrived. Numerous mentions of 'Browned Vegetables' are made throughout the feast menus in Le Manegier. My inspiration for this creation was based on a recipe called 'To Fry Beanes' which is found in The Book of Cookerye in Cariadoc's Collection of Medieval and Renaissance Cookbooks, Vol. I, pg. C-7. It is a really good vegetable dish and has been well received.

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L. J. Spencer, Jr. lives in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where is an active and long-time member of The Society for Creative Anachronism. His SCA feasts are well-known for being both delicious and authentic, and he is a major contributor to the SCA-Cooks Discussion Group.

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