1/4 c Butter
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Pepper, black
1/8 c Celery, minced
1/8 c Onions, green, finely
1/8 c Onions, white, minced
1/8 c Pepper, green, minced
1 c Oysters, minced
2 1/2 c Oyster water
8 oz Oysters
1 1/2 c Flour
4 lg Egg yolks
6 lg Egg whites
Place the butter and seasonings in a heavy-bottom saucepan over
medium heat and add celery, green onions, white onions, green pepper
and minced oysters. Saute the mixture until the vegetables are
Add the oyster water and the whole oysters and simmer for 12 to
Add the flour one-fourth cup at a time. Beat with a wooden spoon
until the mixture begins to thicken and pull away from the sides of
Continue to cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, with a wooden spoon.
Whip the egg whites at high speed until they form stiff peaks.
When ready to serve, add the cooled base to the meringue.
Source: Great Chefs of New Orleans, Tele-record Productions
: Box 71112, New Orleans, Louisiana - 1983
: Chef Gerhard Brill, Commander's Palace Restaurant, New Orleans