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Turtle and Ham Soup

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Turtle meat
  • 2 tb Flour
  • 1 Ham, small piece
  • 1 Lemon, piece
  • Onion, chopped
  • Cloves
  • Garlic
  • Bay leaf
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Cut ham into bits; mash herbs and seasonings with it, and put them aside.
Boil turtle meat 15 minutes. Remove from heat and save the stock. Chop up
the meat. Brown onions in lard or vegetable oil; add turtle meat and brown
well. Then add ham and seasonings, stirring constantly. Add stock and 2-1/2
to 3 quarts water with salt and various peppers (to taste) and also the
lemon, chopped very fine. Cook for an hour or so stirring frequently. Types
of turtle: Softshell, snapper (Loggerhead or Alligator) or Mobilian. Also
for: Substitute Alligator meat for turtle. Recipe

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