• Tommy Centola

Oyster Soup from Brennan’s Restaurant

Updated: Jan 4

One of the world’s best known meal is Breakfast at Brennan’s. This French Quarter restaurant probably serves the most breakfast meals of any independent restaurant. But Brennan’s is also a great dinner destination. The Oyster Soup is found on both menus. Since oyster season has started, this is a great dish for any meal.

1 cup Butter

2 cups Celery, finely chopped

1 cup Green Onions, finely chopped

1 1/4 cups Flour

2 tablespoons Garlic, finely chopped

4 dozen large Oysters with liquor reserved

12 cups Oyster Water (the oyster liquor plus enough water to make 12 cups)

4 Bay Leaves

2 teaspoons Salt

1 teaspoon White Pepper

Melt butter over medium heat in a 6 quart heavy saucepan, then saute the celery and green onions until tender but not browned, stirring frequently. Gradually stir in the flour and cook 5 minutes longer, stirring constantly, over low heat. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and scoop out the bay leaves with a slotted spoon or a long fork; discard. Serve immediately.


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