friend since second grade―sent me this delicious recipe
which is similar to clam chowder. I found that if you omit the
oysters and add a dash dill weed, this also makes an
extraordinary "zupa grzybowa" or Polish mushroom soup.
¼ cup butter
cup chopped yellow onion
medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
sliced white mushrooms
teaspoons chicken base
tablespoon dried parsley
teaspoon ground black pepper
(3.75-ounce) can smoked oysters, sliced
butter in a 6-quart Dutch oven. Fry onions until golden.
in the potatoes and mushrooms. Cook for 10 minutes
Stir in the water, milk, chicken base, parsley
Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes.
Cool slightly, then pour into a blender and process until
Return to the Dutch Oven. Stir in the cream, oysters
4. Re-heat gently
so you don't curdle the cream. Serve the soup
individual bowls and garnish with parsley.
5. Buttered sour
dough bread is essential with this soup.
Use a non-smoky paprika for this soup.
Makes 4 servings