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Kidneys in their Overcoats

A popular breakfast dish at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, and well worth trying if you can find lambs" kidneys still in their jacket of fat.


2-3 lambs" kidneys per person, still covered with their own fat

One slice of warm toast per kidney


1.Heat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade / Gas 6.
2. Cook the kidneys, still covered with their fat, for 25 minutes.
3. Put each kidney on a slice of toast, and break open.

Serve with salt & pepper.

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