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COCKIE-LEEKIE - Defined and Recipe

COCKIE-LEEKIE—Name given by the Scotch people for a soup in which a cock fowl and leeks form the principal ingredients.

COCKIE-LEEKIE SOUP—Young fowls (cocks or hens) washed, trussed and lightly roasted, then put into a white stock of veal or chicken with some white parts of shredded leeks, salt, and a few whole peppers; when the fowls are nearly done, they are taken up, the meat picked into shreds and placed into another saucepan with an equal quantity of fresh shredded leeks, the stock the fowls were boiled in being then strained over; this is then brought to the boil, skimmed, then simmered till the leeks are tender (about half an hour), seasoned with salt and pepper, then served.

Last Luncheon on the RMS Titanic

Made famous as being a featured item on the 14 April 1912 Luncheon Menu of the R.M.S. Titanic. The first class menu for Titanic's last luncheon features cockie leekie soup and grilled mutton chops.

Cockie-Leekie Soup.

Skin a pheasant and cut it up into small pieces to make a soup stock. Cut up eight white leeks, parboil them for ten minutes, pour off the water, and add the stock by degrees.

Let it simmer for three hours, adding pepper and salt to taste. An allowance of two prunes to each guest should be dropped into this soup a quarter of an hour before serving. The leeks are said to be much better after frost has just touched them.

This soup may be made of beef but is best of fowl or pheasant.

COCK YLEEKIE, sb. Sc. Also written cocka-leekic, cockie leckie. Soup made of a cock or fowl boiled with leeks.

Sc. Cockylccky and Scotch collops soon reeked in the Bailie’s little parlor, Scott Waverity 1814) lxvi. Ayr. Here are fresh herrings, and here's cock-alcckic, Doswkm. Pott. Wks. (1810 44. cd. 1871. Lth. They were half pitattic soup and half cockic Icckic/ Stkathcsx Bhukbonny (ed. 1891) a.Sc. That's guid-lookin cockie-Iookie, Wilson Talts (1839) V. 144. Colloq Seeking the reeky Repast placed before him, ... he In ecstasy muttered, ‘By Jove, Cocky-leeky/ Barham Ingoidsby (cd. 1864); Bagman's Dog.

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