Snapper Soup

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READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
Recipe by mollypaul

Snapping turtles were once prized for their meat. From the Pennsylvania Dutch chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago 1947. If you don't have access to turtle meat, feel free to sub chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Have the butcher break the veal knuckles into pieces.
  2. Place in a roasting pan with chicken fat, onions, celery, carrots, thyme, marjoram, cloves, bay leaf, salt and pepper.
  3. Bake in an oven preheated to 400F until brown.
  4. Remove from oven and add flour, mixing well and cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  5. Pour browned mixture into a large soup kettle; add broth and tomatoes and simmer for 3 hours.
  6. Combine meat with 1 cup sherry, salt, Tabasco and lemon; simmer 10 minutes.
  7. Strain soup and combine the two mixtures.
  8. Add egg, remaining sherry and serve at once.

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