Cut celery into equal lengths, place them in pan, with some bacon pieces, 1/2 pint of water, and a little pepper and salt. Simmer gently for 15 minutes, or a little longer if the celery is large; when cooked take out the celery. Dip them first in beaten egg, and then in breadcrumbs, and fry in dripping. Tomato sauce may be served with this dish. The liquid can be thickened and served in place of tomato sauce.
Source: A Cooks' Tour of Recipes. Published for the Adelaide University S.R.C. [Students' Representative Council]. (Adelaide: Commercial Publications of South Australia, 1955), p.27.