Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 20 mins

Great Autum or Winter fare.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 1 quart half-and-half
  • 2 pints oysters (w/ Liquor)
  • 18-14 cup lightly-salted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • oyster crackers
  • 3 sprigs parsley (optional) or 3 sprigs cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Pour milk and Half and Half together in 4 Qt.
  2. Sauce Pan.
  3. Add Butter, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until steaming and butter is melted: DO NOT ALLOW TO BOIL.
  5. Add oysters with liquor and stir for just a few minutes until oysters are cooked.
  6. Serve in traditional large, shallow soup bowls.
  7. Add sprig of Parsley and/or Cayenne Pepper sprinkled on top if desired.


Most Helpful

I make this and offer celery salt for guests who want to use it. At Christmas dinner, I sprinkle celery salt and paprika (Christmas green and red) very lightly over each bowl before serving.

Cremon October 06, 2007

I volunteered to make this for Christmas dinner and my father-in-law says it was just like he used to have each Christmas on the farm! Simple and comforting! Thank you for helping me out with sharing!

CAREBEARCOOKING January 05, 2005

This is a tradition around our home as long as I can remember. The only thing my Dad did a little differently is he made it a day ahead so that it seasoned through.

brendab December 19, 2001

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