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Classic New England Oyster Stew Recipe From Pond Mountain Inn Vermont

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Classic New England Oyster Stew Recipe

This Traditional Christmas Oyster Stew is served during the holidays at Pond Mountain Inn.

Prep 10 min

Total 20 min

Servings 4


1/4 cup butter

1 pint shucked oysters, drained and reserve juice to equal 1 cup

2 slices bacon, halved

2 ½ cups chopped, peeled potato (3 medium)

1 cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon Better than Bouillon Organic Chicken Base

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 cups milk

1/2 cup half-and-half

1/2 teaspoon salt

Dash of pepper

Italian parsley for garnish


Melt butter in 1 1/2-quart saucepan over low heat. Stir in oysters. Cook just until edges curl and set aside.

In a large saucepan cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in pan. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble bacon and set aside.

Stir in 1 cup of reserved oyster juice, potatoes, onion, bouillon, Worcestershire sauce and pepper into saucepan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. With the back of a fork, mash potatoes slightly against the side of the pan.

Add milk, half-and-half to potato mixture. Cook and stir until slightly bubbly, then and add oysters.  Sprinkle each serving with crumbled bacon and Italian parsley.

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