Recipe: To Roast A Middling or Spring Piece of Pork

Make a force-meat of grated bread, and minced onion and sage, pepper, salt, and beaten yolk of egg; mix it well, and spread it all over the inside of the PORK. Then roll up the meat, and with a sharp knife score it round in circles, rubbing powdered sage into the cuts. Tie a buttered twine round the roll of meat so as to keep it together in every direction. Put a hook through one end, and ROAST the PORK before a clear brisk fire, moistening the skin occasionally with butter. Or you may bake it in a Dutch oven. It is a good side dish. Thicken the gravy with a little flour, and flavour it with a glass of wine. Have currant jelly to eat with it. It should be delicate young PORK.

Directions for Cookery, In Its Various Branches.
Ladies and Professional Cooks.
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The Whole Science and Art of Preparing Human Food. (Year 1840)