Rating: 4.5 stars
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This rich, old-fashioned oyster stew is shared in memory of my mother, Ramona M. Filipek (1928 to 2006). It is a Christmas family favorite, but good anytime. Serve hot with oyster crackers. Leftovers can be frozen.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 gallons
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a 10-quart stockpot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir celery, fresh onion, dried onion, black pepper, and celery salt in melted butter until celery and onion are tender, 7 to 10 minutes.

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  • Reduce heat to low. Sprinkle flour over celery and onions; stir gently until flour becomes a smooth paste. Add the cream of celery soup; stir gently. Pour 1% milk, condensed milk, and liquid from the oysters into the mixture; stir. Gently fold oysters into the soup.

  • Increase heat to medium. Cook mixture at a simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

  • Refrigerate soup for 24 to 48 hours before reheating gently to serve.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 20.1g; carbohydrates 40.7g; fat 12.4g; cholesterol 93.9mg; sodium 670.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2015
I liked it quite a bit. I suggest at least 2% milk and use 2/3 of gallon because it was short on oyster ratio. I only added 1 can of condensed milk. It tasted fine but I'm not use to sweet and oyster in same sentence! So may forgo next time. Adding the celery soup wae was a marvelous idea. AND guess what It does taste better the next day! I made it one night and we ate it because it smelled so good. I saved leftover- it actually did taste better the next day and I liked the consistency better. Thank's Paul for sharing your family receipe. Read More
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2015
I liked it quite a bit. I suggest at least 2% milk and use 2/3 of gallon because it was short on oyster ratio. I only added 1 can of condensed milk. It tasted fine but I'm not use to sweet and oyster in same sentence! So may forgo next time. Adding the celery soup wae was a marvelous idea. AND guess what It does taste better the next day! I made it one night and we ate it because it smelled so good. I saved leftover- it actually did taste better the next day and I liked the consistency better. Thank's Paul for sharing your family receipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2020
I think it should be noted that the milk used is evaporated milk, not sweetened condensed. One reviewer mentioned he didn't like the sweet with oyster stew. I think he used the wrong milk.. Read More