Served steamy hot, oyster stew was originally a poor man's meal, made from the simplest ingredients: oysters, cream and butter. It can be made in a matter of minutes and is the ultimate cozy dish when the cold starts to set in. —Loulies
lg. onion, finely chopped
stalks celery, finely chopped
med. potatoes, peeled and diced into small cubes
Heat oven to 375. Drain oysters, place on baking sheet lined with foil and cook for about 10 - 12 minutes, until they begin to curl.
Heat butter in a large pot and add flour. Cook over medium heat whisking constantly for about 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Add chopped onion, celery, diced potatoes, salt, pepper and cayenne. Saute on medium heat until onions and celery soften about 10 minutes. Stir in milk, cream and oysters. Cook for about 10-15 minutes on medium heat, until steamy hot, but do not boil. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with crusty bread or saltine crackers