From: The Thorough Good Cook
Fish: 40. To Boil a Cod's Head.
Wash it clean; tie it up and dry it with a cloth
. Allow for every three measures of water, one of salt
; when it boils, take off' the scum
, put in the fish, and keep it boiling very fast for twenty-five minutes. Serve with it the roe
cut into slices and fried with the chitterlings
; garnish with curled parsley
, melted butter
, or anchovy
When the cod is to be kept for two or three days, cleanse it thoroughly and sprinkle
it with nearly equal proportions of salt
; and before it is boiled, cut it into slices three inches thick; lay these in salt and water for two hours, changing the water once ; tie them in a cloth, and keep them in boiling salt and water for fifteen minutes.