Benne-Oyster Soup

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By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

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Sarah Rutledge, writing in The Carolina Housewife (1847), offered several recipes, including one with peanuts and one with benne (sesame seeds). Here is a modern adaptation of the benne-oyster combination.


  • 1 tablespoon benne (sesame seeds)
  • 1 cup oyster liquor, drained from the oysters
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On a baking sheet in a preheated 350° oven or in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat, cook the benne until evenly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes