Adapted from Joy of Cooking, 1964. The original recipe included “1/2 teaspoon of grated onion”. Mid-century Americans were afraid of flavor, evidently. This stew is wonderfully comforting.
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons grated onion
1 pint oysters with liquor
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Melt butter in saucepan and sauté onion lightly. Add oysters, milk, salt, and pepper. Place pan over very low heat and warm until the stew is steaming. Add the parsley and serve.