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Retro Recipes: Salsify Stew

It’s time for another installment of Retro Recipes where KC and her niece Mallory try out a recipe from a bygone era. This month, they’re taking us back to the 1700s to make Salsify Stew.


1 can of salsify, or fresh if you can find it! If fresh, it should be peeled and chopped.

2 Tablespoons Butter

1 cup half and half

Boil the salsify in one cup of water for about 15 minutes. Drain half of the water.

Add the half and half, butter, and a little salt and pepper.

Simmer for another ten minutes, letting it thicken a bit.

Note from KC and Mallory: We decided it’s not bad, but needs a little onion, carrot, and maybe mash some of the salsify into the stew. Maybe add a potato too!

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