Two cups of sour milk, one teaspoonful of soda, one teaspoonful of salt, one egg and flour enough to roll out like BISCUIT dough. Cut into narrow strips an inch wide and three inches long, fry brown in hot lard like doughnuts. Serve hot; excellent with coffee. Or fry in a spider with an ounce each of lard and BUTTER, turning and browning all four of the sides.
The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)