Clean and split a fish open down the back; remove the backbone; sprinkle with salt and pepper; put in a baking-dish, flesh side up. Put flakes of butter on top; sprinkle with a little flour; moisten with cream. Bake in a hot oven until brown. Pour over a Hollandaise Sauce and serve hot.
Dishes & Beverages of the Old South, by Martha McCulloch Williams (Year 1913)