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Turtle Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. turtle meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 16 oz. tomato sauce
  • 3 qt. water
  • 3/8 cup beef broth
  • 2 tsp. celery salt
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 12 cloves
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Garnish:

  • 1 cup sherry (optional)
  • 2 lemons quartered and sliced thin
  • 2 chopped hard-boiled eggs
  1. Sauté turtle in shortening until very brown. Add onions, celery and garlic and cook 10 minutes.
  2. Blend in flour and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce, water and beef broth and then all other ingredients except sherry, lemon, and eggs. Garnish with lemon and chopped egg, and add a little sherry to each serving.

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