carlandjoyceCollington resident, Carl Koch, was born and raised in Riverdale Heights, about eight miles from Collington. He has spent the majority of his 86 years in Prince George's County. Carl's mother is responsible for this delicious and simple recipe for Oyster Stew, which has been modified to make it richer by replacing a quart of whole milk with a pint. This recipe is a perfect example of when less is more. Enjoy! 


Ingredients -

  • 1 pint of bay oysters (Select)
  • 1 pint of whole milk
  • 3 pats of butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oysterettes (optional)


Instructions -


Place the oysters with their juices in a shallow pan over low heat with a small pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Place the milk in a two-quart sauce pan over low heat with a pat of butter. When the oyster skirts (technically their mantle) begin to wrinkle, remove from the heat. When the butter melts in the milk pour the oysters into the sauce pan, give it a quick stir to mix and pour in to two bowls with a pat of butter in each. Carl likes to put oysterettes in his stew to soak up the flavor and absorb the butter. Enjoy!



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