Dovel Family Oyster Stew


"This has been served on Christmas Eve in our family forever. We also serve Chili, for those who don't care for oysters. Great with buttered crackers warmed in the oven, or plain oyster crackers straight out of the bag."


20 m servings 351 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 351 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 30.6 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 10.1 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 222 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook the drained oysters in the butter over medium heat until warmed through. Stir in half-and-half and bring to a slight simmer. Reduce heat, and stir occasionally to prevent boiling or scorching the bottom of the pan. Serve hot.
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  1. 15 Ratings


I wanted to change a few things on this recipe, it turns my father had copied it down wrong. Although this is a recipe from my dads family, my grandmother taught my mother how to make it. When I...

excellent! perfect! exactly how my grandmother made it... simple and delicious! if others want to stick a bunch of other stuff it in - fine - let them do it individually... as for me ... I'll...

Very bland as is. I melted 1/2 cup butter in the pan, added the oysters with the juice, added garlic salt, paprika, and celery seed. Cooked the oysters until done, added 2% milk and heated thr...

Oyster stew is meant to be simple and mild, just like this one! I normally use some half and half and some milk. I love a recipe which never takes away from the main ingredient, the oysters!!!

This is a simple and easy recipe. I know it may not suit a lot of tastes but it is just like the one my mother made. I wouldn't change a thing.

Oyster stew has been a family tradition every Christmas Eve, and we also light luminaries. My grandma had everyone over before church, then my parents, and now my husband and I host whoever is ...

I grew up with the same tradition on Christmas Eve having Oyster Stew and Chili and I can't tell you how many people think that's strange so maybe we're long lost relatives:). I'm almost postiv...

I love this simple dish. My dad used to make this when we were kids. He added salt, pepper and a little worcestershire.

I added worcestire sauce.about 3 shakes and it was great! will make this alot.thanks for the recipe.Iused whole milk,did not halve half and half.