Martha Washington Crab Soup from 1939

Martha Washington Crab Soup from 1939

4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup onions, chopped
2 cups crab meat, fresh or canned
2 tablespoons parsley, minced
2 cups okra, sliced
2 bay leaves
2 cups tomatoes, chopped
5 cups boiling water
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup hot boiled rice

Melt butter in a large frying pan, add
and brown slightly the chopped onions.

Pour in crab meat, minced parsley,
sliced okra, bay leaves, chopped tomatoes
and 5 cups of boiling water.

Cover and simmer one hour. When ready to
serve, season with salt, paprika and
Worcestershire sauce.

Serve this soup, hot in bowls, in which
a little hot boiled rice has been placed.

Source: St Petersburg, FL Times newspaper,
Feb 18, 1939