Pieces of cold TURKEY or CHICKEN may be warmed up with a little butter in a frying pan; place it on a warm platter, surround it with pieces of small thick slices of bread or BISCUIT halved, first dipping them in hot salted water; then place the platter in a warm oven with the door open. Have already made the following gravy to pour over all:—
Into the frying pan put a large spoonful of butter, one or two cupfuls of milk, and any gravy that may be left over. Bring it to a boil; then add sufficient flour, wet in a little cold milk or water, to make it the consistency of cream. Season with salt, pepper and add a little of the dark meat chopped very fine. Let the Sauce cook a few moments, then pour over the BISCUIT and fowl. This will be found a really nice dish.
The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)