- 12 parakeets*
- 6 slices lean beef; thinly sliced
- 4 rashers bacon
- 3 hardboiled eggs
- 1/2 tsp. parsley; finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp. parsley; dried
- lemon peel; finely chopped
- puff paste
* Parakeets are a small, long-tailed tropical parrot.
Prepare the birds, and truss them like a quail or any other small bird.
Line a pie-dish with the beef, over it place 6 of the paraquets, intersperse slices of egg, parsley and lemon-rind, dredge lightly with flour, and season with salt and pepper. Cover with the bacon cut into strips, lay the rest of the birds on the top, intersperse slices of egg, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with parsley and lemon-rind as before; three-quarter fill the dish with cold water, cover with puff-paste, and bake in a quick oven.
Time: About 2-1/2 hours.
Yield: 12 Servings