Recipe: Stewed Beef Kidney

Cut the kidney into slices, season highly with pepper and salt, fry it a light brown, take out the slices, then pour a little warm water into the pan, dredge in some flour, put in slices of kidney again; let them stew very gently; add some parsley if liked. Sheep’s kidneys may be split open, broiled over a clear fire and served with a piece of butter placed on each half.

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