Recipe: Stuffed Egg Plan

Cut the egg-plant in two; scrape out all the inside and put it in a Saucepan with a little minced ham; cover with water and boil until soft; drain off the water; add two tablespoonfuls of grated crumbs, a tablespoonful of butter, half a minced onion, salt and pepper; stuff each half of the hull with the mixture; add a small lump of butter to each and bake fifteen minutes. Minced veal or CHICKEN in the place of ham, is equally as good and many prefer it.

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