Ye Ancient Standing Dish

I guess this was a pretty awful sort of pickled pumpkin. It was probably intended to be served cold and to last quite awhile.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Sugar pumpkins

malt or cider vinegar

ginger

nutmeg

 

 

To prepare:

  1. Cut the flesh of a few sugar-pumpkins (not a Jack-o-Lantern pumpkin) into dice.

  2. Simmer the diced pumpkin in a stew-pot with a tiny bit of water until tender ("to the consistency of baked apples")

  3. Transfer to a bowl and add vinegar and ginger or nutmeg to taste. Richmond tried cider vinegar and proclaimed the result unsatisfactory. Malt vinegar might be better, or it may be a lost cause.