The Blue Grass Cook Book
Compiled by Minnie C. Fox (1904)
KENTUCKY BURGOUT [Burgoo]
1 1/2 gallons of water
1 teacup of pearl barley
1 quart of tomatoes
1 quart of corn
1 quart of oysters
1 pint of sweet cream
1/4 pound of butter
2 tablespoons of flour
Season to taste.
Boil the squirrels and birds in the water till tender and remove all the bones.
Add barley and vegetables and cook slowly for 1 hour.
Ten minutes before serving add the oysters and cream with butter and flour rubbed together.
Season and serve hot.
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