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Turtle Soup

3 lb Turtle meat - boned & cut in 1 inch cubes
1 c Shorteninng - or salad oil or Crisco - do not use olive oil
1 c Onions - diced
1 c Celery - diced
6 ea Garlic cloves - chopped
1 c Flour
1 cn Tomato sauce - (16 oz. can)
2 qt Water
1/4 c Beef extract
2 ts Celery salt
4 ea Bay leaves
2 ea Lemons - cut in half
1 ts Thyme
1/2 c Parsley - chopped
Salt and lemon peper to taste
Garnish


Saute turtle in shortening until very brown and set aside. Brown flour (add more if needed). When brown add onion, celery and garlic and cook 10 minutes. Add tomato sauce, water, beef extract and then meat and all other ingredients, except garnish. Simmer about two hours or until meat is very tender. Garnish with lemon and chopped egg and add sherry to each plate before serving. This makes one gallon and freezes well.


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