To Bake Eles

To Bake Eles

This eel pie is has a wonderful combination of subtle flavors.


Country: England
Century: 16th



  • 2 lbs eel, cut into slivers
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter
  • Pie crust

Mix all indgredients, except the butter, together and put into pie crust. Put butter over mixture and cover pie. Bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes (or until eel is cooked).


Original Recipe Sources

Source [A new booke of Cookerie, J. Murrell]: To bake Eeles. Cut your Eeles about the length of your finger: season them with Pepper, Salt, and Ginger, and so put them into a Coffin, with a good piece of sweet Butter. Put into your Pye great Razins of the Sunne, and an Onyon minst small, and so close it and bake it.