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Crab Chowder Topped with Fried Oysters

This great chowder recipe will let you work in some local seafood and keep warm during these cold autumn days. This is an easy recipe that takes some time, but the efforts will totally be worth it.
For oysters
  Shucked oysters 24 (2 Dozen)
  Zatarain's southern crisp 12 Ounce (1 Box)
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
For chowder
  Bacon slices 10
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic cloves 3
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (1 Stick)
  Flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chicken stock 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Mushrooms 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (One Small Box)
  Celery stalks 2
  Worcestershire sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Hot sauce 1⁄4 Tablespoon
  Fresh ground pepper 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  White pepper 1⁄8 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1⁄4 Tablespoon
  Half and half 1 Quart
  Milk 1 Pint
  Fresh corn 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Potatoes 4 Medium
  Lump crabmeat 1 Pound


Dredge oysters in the Zatarain's Southern Crisp until covered and drop into 350-degree oil. Fry until golden brown.


Cut the bacon into small pieces and begin cooking in a large skillet. Once the bacon has cooked (about 3-4 minutes or until desired crispness), add the chopped onion and garlic. When the onions are clear, add 1/2 a stick of butter, 3/4 of a cup of flour and about half a cup of the chicken stock. Stir until the flour is completely mixed into the chicken stock, creating a roux. Add the chopped mushrooms, chopped celery, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and seasoning. Once the ingredients are cooked down a little, remove from the skillet and place in a pot. Begin adding the chicken stock, half and half, milk, corn and potatoes and cook for about 1 hour until potatoes are soft. Add the crab meat and stir well. Serve hot with a few of the deep fried oysters on top.
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Recipe Summary

Crab, Seafood
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
A chowder that will warm through the autumn days! An easy but time taking recipe, but the efforts are totally worth it! Watch Ken make this impeccable chowder.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2616 Calories from Fat 1531

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 173 g266.5%

Saturated Fat 45.1 g225.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 274.4 mg91.5%

Sodium 1759.8 mg73.3%

Total Carbohydrates 184 g61.5%

Dietary Fiber 8.2 g32.8%

Sugars 21.2 g

Protein 84 g168.8%

Vitamin A 54.1% Vitamin C 114.4%

Calcium 49.2% Iron 102%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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