1 quart oysters Sprig of parsley
4 cups milk Bit of bay leaf
1 slice onion 1/3 cup butter
2 stalks celery 1/3 cup flour
2 blades mace Salt and pepper
Clean and pick over oysters as for Oyster Stew; reserve liquor, add oysters slightly chopped, heat slowly to boiling-point, and let simmer twenty minutes. Strain through cheesecloth, reheat liquor, and thicken with butter and flour cooked together. Scald milk with onion, celery, mace, parsley, and bay leaf; remove seasonings, and add to oyster liquor. Season with salt and pepper.