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oyster plant

Origin of oyster plant
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism
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  • oyster plant—vegetable oyster—salsify, is one of the most delightful vegetables.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • A little cream is required to develop the flavor of oyster plant.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • One cup of oyster plant with the water in which it was cooked is a great improvement.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Fill with oyster plant in cream sauce, sprinkle with crumbs and chopped parsley.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • When boiling, thicken and add corn, oyster plant and cream, with salt.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • When very fresh, oyster plant will cook in 10 m., but late in the season it often requires a half hour.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Do not put everything through the colander, (celery and oyster plant, never).

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • The flavor of the oyster plant is in the water, so there should always be some liquid left to form part of the sauce.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • For pulp, grind about three bunches of oyster plant through the medium cutter of a food chopper.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Parsnips, and salsify, (or oyster plant) may be fried in butter according to the above directions.

British Dictionary definitions for oyster plant

oyster plant

noun
1.
salsify or sea lungwort See salsify (sense 1), lungwort (sense 2)
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