Irish Stew Old English

Equal parts of meat and potatoes. Half a pound of meat and half a pound

of potatoes makes quite a good-sized dish. Cook the meat with a sliced

onion in plenty of water until it is almost tender. Then add the

potatoes; also a little mint or parsley, a tiny bit of green ginger, and

a sprinkle of cinnamon, salt and plenty of pepper. Cook together until

all are sufficiently cooked. At the last, if mutton has been used, add

half a cup of milk. Thicken a little if desired, only perhaps it is best

to cook it until potatoes begin to break, thickening it in that way.