1 rib celery, minced, 1 onion, minced, 1 stick butter, 6 tbsp flour, 1 glove garlic minced, parsley, 2 bay leavs, 1 1/2 litre liquid ( the liquid from the oysters plus milk) 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp white pepper, 2 dozen raw oysters.
Melt butter in large sacepan and saut? the celery and onions until limp. blend in the flour and simmer for 3 more min. add the garlic, parsley and bay leaves. blend in the liquid, bring to aboil and reduce to a simmer for 15 min. add salt and pepper, add oysters simmer for 5 more min.serve