Slice 3 onions and 3 tomatoes, and fry till well done. Rub together 1 tablespoonful flour and a piece of butter, egg-size. Add red pepper, salt and 1 cup of cream. Put this in Saucepan, with onions and 1 pint of shrimps. Cook ten minutes, and serve on toast.
The Cookery Blue Book, by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California (Year 1891)