Ingredients of stuffing: 1/4 cup of melted butter; 1 cup of bread crumbs, 1 teaspoonful of chopped onion; 1/4 spoon of salt; 1/4 spoon of pepper and a few herbs. Bone the Smelt, stuff and sew up. Roll in melted butter and fine bread crumbs. Bake about fifteen minutes.
Sauce.—1/2 cup butter worked to a cream; yolks of 3 eggs beaten in one by one; juice of 1/2 a lemon; 1/2 teaspoonful salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/2 cup boiling water. Beat and put on stove in a Saucepan of boiling water to thicken.
The Cookery Blue Book, by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California (Year 1891)