Recipe: Roast Sparerib

Trim off the rough ends neatly, crack the ribs across the middle, rub with salt and sprinkle with pepper, fold over, stuff with TURKEY Dressing, sew up tightly, place in a dripping-pan with a pint of water, baste frequently, turning over once so as to bake both sides equally until a rich brown.

The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)