Snapping turtle soup

What you need
1 1/2 cups diced snapping turtle meat
2 quarts beef stock
1 bay leaf
1 clove mace
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 drops Tabasco sauce
1 hard-cooked egg white, diced
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup sherry

What you do
Combine turtle meat, beef stock, bay leaf, mace, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce in a kettle.
Bring to boiling and cook turtle meat until tender.
Remove bay leaf and mace.
Add egg white and season with salt and pepper.
Add sherry after removing from heat.
Serves 8.