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daddy's oyster stew

Recipe by
Susan Bickta
Kutztown, PA

My family enjoyed this tasty stew every Christmas Eve. It was our traditional meal before we had our family celebration. Now, when I have oyster stew, it always makes me think of those wonderful holidays spent with my family.

yield 6 -8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For daddy's oyster stew

  • 2 1/2 qt
    half & half
  • 1/2 c
    butter (1 stick - use real, salted butter)
  • 2
    dozen shucked oysters (with broth)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • dash
    cayenne pepper or hot sauce

How To Make daddy's oyster stew

  • 1
    Place half and half in a large saucepan. Heat to scalding (until little bubbles appear around edge of pan). DO NOT BRING TO BOIL!!!
  • 2
    Meanwhile, place the butter in a 2-quart saucepan and melt over medium high heat. Add the oysters with their broth (check oysters for pieces of shell before adding to butter). Cook gently until edges of oysters start to curl.
  • 3
    Add oysters and broth to scalded milk. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
  • 4
    Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.