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Hot Soup For a Cold Day

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Hot Soup for a Cold Day
2008-07-25 Main Dish
5 49

This oyster soup contains potatoes, onions, green bell pepper, and pieces of salt pork in a liquid with whole milk and vegetable broth.

  • Servings: 4


½ lb Salt Pork
12 Oysters With Their Liquor
1 cup Chopped Onions
½ cup Chopped Green Bell Pepper
4 Large Potatoes, cut into ½" dice
2 cup Whole Milk, scalded
2 cup Vegetable Broth
Salt, to taste
½ tsp Ground White Pepper, or to taste
2 Tbsp Butter


Cut salt pork into 1/2" dice and brown in a soup pan. Add onions and peppers to pan and cook about 5 minutes. Drain off excess fat. Add potatoes, salt, pepper and vegetable broth; simmer until potatoes are nearly tender, about 5 minutes. Add oysters and their liquor and the hot milk; continue to simmer about 10 more minutes.

Helpful Tips:

This is a hearty soup which easily serves as a main dish. I salt only to taste because how much salt is needed depends on how salty the pork is. Great served with hot cornbread.