THINKING THANKSGIVING – Scalloped Oysters
Servings
8
Servings
8
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heavily butter a 2-quart gratin or flat casserole ovenproof dish. Scatter a very very coarsely broken (with your hands) crackers in the bottom of the dish. Top with a few oysters. Add more broken crackers and a few pieces of butter. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Repeat layering of oysters and crackers two more times, ending with broken crackers.
  3. Pour around remaining oyster liquor. Dot with butter. Add half and half just to top of crackers. Season again with a few grinds of pepper. Bake in preheated 400-degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serve IMMEDIATELY.
Recipe Notes

MaryJames dishes it out:

  • Some seafood markets offer their fresh oysters from a bucket….buy a pound and ask for extra liquor.  Just be sure they are FRESH!
  • You can layer the oysters and crackers early in the day.  Add half and half just before baking.
  • Everyone should be at the table and ready to be served when you bring the oysters out of the oven.  They are like a soufflé and begin to fall almost immediately, but still delicious