Nostalgia Farms’ Christmas Eve Oyster Stew | Mrs. Wages

Nostalgia Farms’ Christmas Eve Oyster Stew

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Nostalgia Farms’ Christmas Eve Oyster Stew | Mrs. Wages


1 stick butter

1 leek diced fine

2 stalks celery diced fine

1 garlic clove

1/4 cup flour

1 quart shucked oysters

4-6 cups milk

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 tsp hot sauce

1/2 tsp fresh nutmeg

Salt and pepper


1In large soup pot, melt butter and sauté onion, leek, celery and garlic until tender, then add flour and cook an additional minute to cook flour.

2Drain oysters and reserve liquid.

3Deglaze cooked vegetables and flour mixture with reserved oyster liquid and hot sauce. Wisk in 4 cups milk and cook until hot slightly thickened. Add cream and more milk if desired.

4Add oysters and nutmeg and cook for a few minutes, do not boil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

5Serve immediately with oyster crackers and a grating of nutmeg on top.

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