Muddle (Tongues and Sounds)

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Wed Aug 1 16:49:58 UTC 2001

   For "Muddle," OED has just this:

3. U.S. "A kind of chowder.." Cent. Dict. 1890

   This is from the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE, 17 February 1939, pg. 12, col. 8:

   It was in August that Agnes Johnson, of West Eighty-seventh Street, asked us to find a recipe called a "muddle" made with cod tongues and sounds, a good old New England dish.  We found the recipe, but not the tongues and sounds.  But this week you can buy them fresh or salted in a downtown market--so why not try the recipe.  Tongues are also used as appetizers.  (...)
   Soak six cod tongues and six cod sounds over night.  Change water and boil ten minutes.  Melt two tablespoons of flour, salt and pepper.  Add one cup milk, stirring constantly in double boiler until thickened.  Add tongues and sounds.  Approximate yeild: six portions.

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