Oysters in the Patty Shell
By Paula Deen
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
- Servings: 15
- 1/2 lb chopped button mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons plus 4 tablespoons for crust butter
- 3 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup for crust all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 cup drained and chopped fresh oysters
- 1 1/2 oz cream cheese
- chopped for garnish fresh parsley
- grated for garnish Parmesan cheese
In a frying pan, sauté the mushrooms in butter until tender. Blend in flour and cook until bubbly. Gradually add milk and cook until smooth and thickened, stirring constantly. Add salt, celery salt, pepper, lemon juice, and oysters. Cook over medium-low heat until oysters start to curl up, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Preheat oven to 350 °F.
Soften cream cheese and butter and blend well in a medium bowl. Stir in flour to form dough. Transfer dough into a plastic kitchen bag and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove from fridge and shape into 7 balls about 1/2-ounce each. Flatten and place in an ungreased 4-ounce cup muffin tin. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden.
Fill crusts with oyster filling; garnish with parsley and Parmesan. Serve hot.
Tip: For a quicker recipe, a store-bought mini-pie crust may be substituted.