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A Sweet Potato-Crab Chowder

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Crab Soups/stews Sweet potat


  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1/4 c Chopped tasso -; (abt 2 oz)
  • 1/4 c Chopped shallots
  • 2 Garlic cloves; minced
  • 2 c Peeled; 1/2" diced sweet potatoes
  • 1 c Light broth or water
  • 1 c Heavy cream
  • 2 c Milk
  • 2 tb Flour
  • 1 lb Crabmeat
  • 3 tb Chopped chives
  • Salt; to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper; to taste


In a large soup pot over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the tasso and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add the shallots and cook for 3 minutes. Add the garlic, sweet potatoes, and water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream, milk, and flour. Add to the soup and cook until the mixture begins to thicken. Add the crabmeat and the chives. Season with the salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe yields 4 entree portions, or 6 to 8 side portions.
Recipe Source: ESSENCE OF EMERIL with Emeril Lagasse >From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # EE-2186 broadcast 08-29-1996) Downloaded from their Web-Site -
Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - ~or-
Recipe by: Emeril Lagasse
Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.
Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by Alan Hewitt <> on Nov 12, 1998