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Old Fashioned Oyster Stew Recipe

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This recipe for Old Fashioned Oyster Stew, by , is from The Gaul Family Cooks, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lloyd Diehl by Jan Hough
Added: Monday, June 27, 2011


2 pints small to medium-sized raw shucked oysters w/liquid
4 TBSP. butter
3 cups milk (a little cream may be added to make it richer)
1 to 2 dashes Tabasco sauce (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Minced parsley, sliced chives or sliced green onions

Before you start - DO NOT BOIL the milk and DO NOT OVERCOOK the oysters..
Drain oysters, reserving their liquid. (Strain liquid to remove sand) In large pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add oysters and simmer very gently for about 2 to 4 minutes or until edges of oyster start to curl. White oysters are simmering, in a separate saucepan over low heat, slowly heat the milk, cream and oyster liquid - DO NOT BOIL. When the oysters are cooked, slowly add the hot milk mixture to the oysters, stirring gently. Season with Tabasco and salt and pepper. Remove from heat and serve in warm bowls, garnish with the parsley, chives or green onions and generous pat of butter.

Number Of Servings:
4 to 6 servings




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