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Salt Codfish Shaker Style, with Dropped Eggs
Flake 1 pound of uncooked salt codfish. Cover with boiling water, and let
stand on the back part of the range for 15 minutes. (On a modern stove
simmer 15 minutes.) Do not boil as this toughens fish. Drain and cover
again with fresh boiling water. Let it stand again away from stove, and
drain. Beat up the fish with a fork.
Melt 2 tb of butter in a saucepan and then add an equal amount of flour.
Mix well and cook 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of boiling milk. Stir continuously
until it has thickened. Add 2 ts of pepper and the codfish. Mix and pour
into a shallow baking dish. Drop a number of eggs (about 6) over the top of
the codfish, taking care not to break yolks. Dust lightly with salt and
pepper. Surround eggs with 1 cup heavy cream. Place in the oven a few
minutes until the whites are set and the cream is light gold. Serves 4 - 6.