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Pigge or Chiken in Sauge

Recipe by Daniel Myers

This is a variant on Cold Sage Sauce that I'd done quite a while ago. It's much simpler and more piquant, and has a flavor reminiscent of deviled eggs. The original source did not say to cook the sauce at all, but I felt it would help mellow the ingredients a bit.


2 hard-boiled eggs (yolks only)
2 tsp. sage
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup red wine vinegar


Mash hard boiled egg yolks into fine crumbs. Add spices and mix well. Add vinegar and heat in a small sauce pan until boiling, thinning with water as necessary to keep desired consistency. Serve hot over chicken or pork.

Pigge or chiken in Sauge. Take a pigge, Draw him, smyte of his hede, kutte him in .iiij. quarters, boyle him til he be ynow, take him vppe, and lete cole, smyte him in peces; take an hondefull. or .ij. of Sauge, wassh hit, grynde it in a morter with hard yolkes of egges; then drawe hit vppe with goode vinegre, but make hit not to thyn; then sesonhit with powder of Peper, ginger, and salt; then cowche thi pigge in disshes, and caste the sirippe ther-vppon, and serue it forthe.

Published: 2007-08-24