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Turtle Soup



  1. Sauté turtle meat in shortening until very brown. Add onions, celery and garlic. Cook for 10 minutes; blend in flour, and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add Tabasco sauce, water, beef stock and then all other ingredients. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon sherry, hardboiled eggs, or lemon slices, if desired.

Yields 1 gallon.

Better made ahead of time. Freezes well.