Oyster Stew Recipe
How do you make oyster stew? Here are three of the best, and easy,
oyster stew recipes around in homemade, traditional style.
Oyster Stew in Milk or Cream
Drain the liquor from two quarts of oysters; mix with it a small
teacupful of hot water, add a little salt and pepper and set it
over the fire in a saucepan. Let it boil up once, put in the oysters,
let them come to a boil, and when they "ruffle" add two tablespoonfuls
of butter. The instant it is melted and well stirred in, put in
a pint of boiling milk and take the saucepan from the fire. Serve
with oyster or cream crackers while hot.
If thickening is preferred, stir in a little flour or two tablespoonfuls
of cracker crumbs.
Plain Oyster Stew
Same as above stew, using only oyster liquor and water instead
of milk or cream, adding more butter after taking up.
Dry Oyster Stew
Take six to twelve large oysters and cook them in half a pint of
their own liquor; season with butter and white pepper; cook for
five minutes, stirring constantly. Serve in hot soup plates or bowls.