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Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Dianne Gaines' Oyster Patties

Oyster Patties

Makes 6 patties. Recipe is from the files of Dianne Gaines’ mother, Anita Prevost Saulney, of New Orleans.

2 pints oysters and liquid

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 tablespoon flour

½ onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

2 tablespoons chopped green onions

1 tablespoon paprika

Salt and pepper, to taste

6 Pepperidge Farm shells, baked according to package directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Cook oysters in their liquid by bringing to a boil, then simmer 10 minutes.

3. Make a light roux with butter and flour and add onions. Onions should be transparent.

4. Add parsley, green onions and oysters; sauté all. Add oyster liquid gradually until mixture looks like a thick stew. Add paprika, salt and dash of cayenne pepper, to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Put mixture into patty shells. Bake for 8-10 minutes.