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Turtle Soup

3 lb Turtle meat
6 Cloves
3 1/2 qt Water
1 ts Sugar
2 Chopped fine md onions
1 c Canned tomatoes
1 Chopped fine rib of celery
3 tb Butter
1/2 Bay leaf
Salt & pepper to taste
2 Sprigs parsley


Cut meat from bones, set aside, reserve bones and gristle. Add onions, celery, bay leaf, parsley, cloves, sugar, tomatoes, bones, gristle and salt and pepper to water; heat to boil. Simmer covered for 1 hour. Meanwhile, cut meat in 1/4-inch dice and brown in butter. Strain broth and discard bones and vegetables. Add browned meat and drippings. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until meat is done and broth is richly flavored. Do not overcook. Serve hot.


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