Eel Soup Recipe

Ingredients for Eel Soup Recipe

  • 2 pounds of eels
  • Sliced onion
  • 3 pints water
  • Pinch of mace
  • Large pinch of cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Roux made with 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon flour
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Clean and cut eels into inch-lengths.
  2. Put some dripping in a saucepan and, when hissing hot, fry a sliced onion in it.
  3. After rubbing the pieces of eels dry, place in the saucepan and fry on both sides to a light brown.
  4. Turn all in a covered saucepan, pour in 3 pints of water, and cook slowly for an hour.
  5. Season with mace, cayenne, and minced parsley.
  6. Salt to taste.
  7. Stir in 2 tablespoons of butter cooked to a roux with 1 tablespoon of flour.
  8. Simmer three minutes, add the juice of a lemon, and serve.


Eel Soup Recipe