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Daddy's Oyster Stew Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Peggy & Sue's memories - no written recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup fresh oysters
1 qt. whole milk
1 lb. butter (only if you are Dad)
salt
pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Put butter in stew pan, add oysters, salt and pepper to taste. Add milk and simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve with crackers.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Oysters were not plentiful when I was young - and they were expensive. When they were available, Mom would get them to either fry or make stew. Dad loved oyster stew. One time he was a bit on the happy side, thanks to J W Crowe, and decided Mother didn't make oyster stew like his mother did. I personally never saw his mother cook anything, but that's beside the point. Mother told him to make it himself if he didn't like the way she made it. Well, he did. We got fresh butter then from Grandma, which she pressed in a butter mold. Daddy put a whole pound of butter in the pan, added the oysters, after eating a couple raw with salt and pepper. He added the milk, salt and enough pepper to make an elephant sneeze. When he served it, the butter was so thick that it congealed on top as it got cold. He didn't dare say it wasn't good. Best I remember, that was the last time Daddy made oyster stew. Don't remember his saying again that his mother made it better either. It's still one of my favorites, but with a little less butter and pepper.

Peggy remembers a time that he decided to make potato cakes too, with pretty much the same results. When Daddy had too much to drink, he became an expert on all subjects.

 

 

 

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