LITTLE FILETS "ALLA NAPOLITANA"
Butter well a frying−pan, and sprinkle over the
bottom a piece of lean ham (raw if possible) chopped up fine.
Then a layer of mushrooms chopped fine, then a layer
of minced parsley. The bottom of the pan should be
entirely covered with these three ingredients. Then
from a filet of beef cut some little slices, about one−half an
inch thick and round in shape. Put these in the
frying−pan, one piece near the other, so the bottom shall be
covered. Sprinkle on salt and pepper, and put it on
the fire. When the filets are cooked on one side, turn them
over on the other, but with care, so the ingredients
at the bottom of the pan will stick to the meat. When the
filets are cooked on both sides, squeeze on the
juice of half a lemon, and add a little meat stock. Put the filets
on a platter, and pour over them their sauce, and serve with
croutons (fried bread).