Three pounds of halibut, six eggs, one quarter pound butter, one quart sweet milk, two tablespoonfuls of corn-starch, one tablespoonful of flour. Skin and bone the fish and run through a meat-chopper. Add flour and corn-starch, mixing well. Add butter, rubbing all to a cream; next the eggs, one at a time, thoroughly beating after each one. Add milk gradually, one quarter teaspoonful pepper and one and one half teaspoonfuls of salt. Beat until it thickens. Grease and line a deep baking-pan with browned bread-crumbs. Fill with the fish mixture and sprinkle crumbs on top. Bake for an hour and a half in a moderate oven; cover at first, then remove the cover and let it brown well.

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