Thelma lou's oyster stew

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pint Jar oysters
\N small White celery stalks with leaves from the center of the stalk,
\N \N Chopped
¼ cup Butter or margarine
¾ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Pepper
¼ teaspoon Paprika
1 quart Milk
\N \N Paprika
\N \N Butter
\N \N Oyster crackers
\N \N In a 2 quart saucepan heat the butter over low heat until it begins to
\N \N Bubble. Add the chopped celery, saving some of the green leaves. Stir
\N \N And cook for a few minutes. Add the oysters and cook for 3-4 minutes,
\N \N Or until the edges of the oysters curl. Remove from the heat and add

the milk, salt, pepper, and paprika. Return to the heat, and cook until amost boiling, about 10 minutes. During the last few minutes, add the reserved celery leaves. Serve in hot bowls with a lump of butter and a dash of paprika in each bowl. Serve the crackers on the side. Serves 6. Submitted by: Betty Lynn - Cast member, Mayberry RFD Origin: Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook. Shared by: Sharon Stevens, Nov/94.

Submitted By SHARON STEVENS On 11-05-94

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