My Mom made these every year for our New Year's Open House. Sometimes we had them for other occasions also. They are the perfect hors-d'oeuvres. Pop open a nice bottle of wine or champagne and ENJOY!
- 1 pt. oysters, drained and puréed (save the liquid)
- ¼ C. oyster liquor
- ½ t. salt
- ½ t. cayenne pepper
- ½ C. (1 stick) butter
- 1 bunch of green onions, finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ C. flour
- 1 can Campbell's cream of mushroom soup
- 1 /3 C. bread crumbs
- 48 small patty shells
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Sauté the onions in the butter, over medium heat, until soft, about 10 minutes.
- Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the flour and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add the oysters, oyster liquor, salt, and cayenne, cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the soup and cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, stir in the bread crumbs and allow to cool.
- Place the patty shells on a cookie sheet.
- Using a teaspoon, fill the patty shells with the oyster mixture.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Tips and Tricks:
- Oyster liquor is the liquid that is inside of the shell with the oysters. It is salty and an important ingredient in this recipe.
- I order my patty shells from Haydel’s Bakery. They are flaky and delicious.
- You can substitute 1 lb. of diced fresh shrimp in the place of the oysters to make Shrimp Patties. You might not need the bread crumbs if you use the shrimp.