Festive Oyster Stew

Family Time Youngsters may be a bit put off by the title of this hearty stew, so why not call it Christmas Stew instead? When you serve it with saltine and oyster crackers, your kids will be too busy dunking to think about the oysters it contains.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 8

Ingredients

2
(8-oz.) cans whole oysters, drained, reserving liquid
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
3/4
cup chopped onions
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon white pepper
1
quart (4 cups) half-and-half
1
quart (4 cups) milk
2
cups frozen southern-style hash-brown potatoes (from 32-oz. pkg.)
1/2
teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1
cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 Cut oysters in half; set aside. Melt butter in Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onions; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • 2 Gradually stir in half-and-half, milk and reserved oyster liquid. Add potatoes and hot pepper sauce; mix well. Cook over medium heat until stew is slightly thickened and potatoes are tender, stirring frequently.
  • 3 Stir in oysters and spinach. Cook until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    430
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    14g,
    14%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    130mg
    130%;
    Sodium
    700mg
    700%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    34g
    34%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    13g
    13%
    ),
    Protein
    18g
    18%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    45%;
    Vitamin C
    35%;
    Calcium
    35%;
    Iron
    45%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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