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Baked Oyster Soup

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Ingredients
  Half and half/3 cups milk and 3 cups light cream, combined 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Celery 1 Large, diced
  Salted soda crackers 12 , crushed
  Salt To Taste
  Oysters 3 Dozen, shucked (Reserve Liquor)
  Sweet paprika 1
Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.
Put half and half in a large saucepan and heat to just under boiling point.
Reduce heat to a simmer and add the butter, celery, crushed crackers and seasonings.
Drop in the oysters and add their liquor, strained through a triple fold of cheesecloth.
When liquid is just under the boiling point, pour soup into oven-proof tureen or large casserole.
Put in oven and bake until top is brown.
Then stir under.
Repeat the process 3 times until the soup is golden brown.
When stirring for the last time, add a light dusting of paprika.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Seafood

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