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Galway Bay Oyster Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 5 tablespoons cream
  • 2 teaspoons sherry wine, dry
  • 1/4 cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley, chopped
  • 20 oysters, shucked, liquor reserved
  • 1/2 cup white breadcrumbs

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Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Sauté the onions and mushrooms lightly in the butter. Add flour and cook gently for 2 minutes.
  3. Combine milk and cream. Add to onion-mushroom mixture. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. Add sherry, cayenne, parsley and oyster liquor to the sauce. Arrange opened oysters on individual ovenproof plates (cassoulets). Pour over the sauce and sprinkle the top with the breadcrumbs.
  4. Bake for 14 minutes and they are golden.

Yield: 4 servings

Source: Elegant Irish Cooking