Easy Oyster Recipes
Easy oyster recipes...you never know where they might turn up.
While I was reorganizing our home library (uff da, what a mess...all nine of us collect books), I rediscovered this antique 1914 cookbook.
They used to pay 1 penny per word for contributions to this old cookbook. It’s also filled with all sorts of household hints like how to make lavender linen water…what a pearl of a book and it was hiding in our own library all this time.
Clean and remove the hard muscles from a cupful of oysters; parboil in their own liquor until the edges curl, and remove to a hot bowl.
Put 1 tablespoon of butter, 1/2 pound cheese (broken into small bits), 1 teaspoon each salt and mustard, and a few grains cayenne into the chafing dish; while the cheese is melting, beat 2 eggs slightly, and add them to the oyster liquor; mix this gradually with the melted cheese, add the oysters, and pour over hot toast.
Yum....rarebit...one of our favorites....oysters add a chewy twist to the original.
More easy oyster recipes...
Oysters Encoquille (French Recipe)
Clean large oyster shells, into each put a couple of small oysters, and sprinkle with bread crumbs which have been peppered and salted and tossed in melted butter.
Set the shells close together in a baking pan, put in a hot oven, and bake till the crumbs are delicately browned.
Serve a shell to each person on a small plate.
Garnish with 1/4 lemon and a sprig of parsley.
Pigs in Blankets
Dust large, plump oysters with pepper and salt, wrap each inside a thin slice of bacon and skewer together with a toothpick.
Lay in a hot spider, cook till oysters begin to curl and the bacon crisps.
Take out the toothpicks, and serve three or four on a slice of toast to each person.
I saved one of the best easy oyster recipes for last...
Drain large oysters from the liquor, dip each in melted butter, dust with pepper and salt, then roll in sifted cracker crumbs.
Grease the wires of an oyster broiler, lay the oysters in close, and broil over a clear fire until the juice begins to flow.
Serve on toast.
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