It is totally crazy to me how fast the days fly by and equally as crazy is the roller coaster weather. One day last week, when it was raining and the overnight temperature was to dip into the low twenties, I whipped up this Oyster and Potato Soup.
I have always heard that the older a person gets, the faster the days go. I must really be ancient, because the days are truly flying…it is the middle of March for Heaven sake. Given the fact that I don’t travel or have a very exciting life, should make the days creep, but that is quite the opposite. It seems that all I ever do is go to work and come home…not much in between. Although it sounds like it, I am not really complaining. I suppose I am more amazed that I am so boring and yet, the days roll around so fast. Among all of the boredom, I did; however, manage to make a great soup!
With Spring officially here on Monday, this soup might end up in your recipe arsenal for next winter. In my opinion, a person can never have enough good soup recipes, just in case there is another cold snap before Winter completely surrenders over to warmer temperatures.
Frankly, I cannot wait until the signs of Winter are behind us. I don’t know about you, but I think my “mojo” is slipping away from the lack of sunshine. I am itching to start digging in the dirt and planting new flowers around the yard.
- 5 medium red potatoes, cubed
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1¼ cup water
- 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 (8-ounce) cans whole oysters (reserving ¼ cup liquor from the oysters)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Sour cream for garnish
- Combine potatoes, celery, onion, and water in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Cover and cook 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender (do not drain). Puree half of the vegetables with an immersion blender.
- Stir in milk, salt, butter, parsley, and cayenne pepper; simmer. Add the oysters with the ¼ cup oyster liquor and cook until the oysters begin to curl, 3-4 more minutes.
- Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream.
If you like oysters and there is a chill in the air at you house, give this hearty recipe a try.
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