Published Jun 8th
Prep 2h Cook 2h Additional - Ready In 4h
Servings 7 - 1/2 gallons Calories 277.7

Southern turtle stew made with potatoes and onions. Much like a clam chowder. Good, hearty and filling. Turkey may be used in place of chicken.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 10 pounds turtle meat, without bones
  • 8 pounds chicken meat with bones
  • 8 pounds boneless pork roast
  • 10 large onions, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 pounds potatoes - peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 quarts half-and-half cream
  • 2 gallons milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place the turtle, chicken and pork meat into separate pots with enough water to cover the meat. Bring each one to a boil, and cook until tender. Discard the water from the turtle and pork, but save the chicken stock. Debone all of the meat, tear or cut into bite-size pieces, and set aside.
  2. 2 In a very large stockpot, combine the three meats, onion and reserved chicken stock. Bring to a boil, and cook until the onions are tender, about 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Potatoes can be prepared during this time.
  3. 3 Add the potatoes and butter to the stockpot, and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are not quite cooked through. Reduce heat to low, and let the soup simmer down. Stir in the half and half cream and milk. Bring the soup to a simmer, and cook for about 15 minutes. Be careful not to curdle the dairy by getting it too hot. Serve soup hot with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 277.7
  • Carbohydrate 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol 83.6 mg
  • Fat 15.8 g
  • Fiber 0.7 g
  • Protein 24.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.5 g
  • Sodium 168 mg
  • Sugar 3.8 g
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  1. We live near a river and my husband caught a soft shell turtle. I tried this recipe and it was wonderful. I did use light margarine instead of butter and 2% milk instead of whole milk. It was still very rich and I believe we cut some of the fat out. I'm making this one - Read more ...
  2. If you enjoy clam chowder then you should like this recipe. My roommates really enjoyed this and they are picky eaters. I made a much smaller quantity (about 8 servings worth) so cooking times were greatly reduced (except for the cook times in step 3). Add some dried parsley in the final step for a - Read more ...

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