Oyster Soup from Brennan’s Restaurant
Updated: Mar 23
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.