Scalloped Oysters Recipe

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Scalloped oysters are fantastic served as a special side dish, first course, or appetizer with crackers.  For many families in some regions of the United States, this dish is a Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition that is made every year.  This classic oyster dish is a snap to prepare, plus it is scrumptious.

 

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Scalloped Oysters Recipe:

Scalloped Oysters Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon chopped shallots
2/3 cup fresh bread crumbs*
2/3 cup Saltine cracker crumbs**
1 pint shucked fresh oysters in their liquor***
1/4 cup pinot gris wine (may substitute any dry white wine)
2 tablespoons half and half cream
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Dash Tabasco or similar hot sauce
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 sprigs parsley, garnish

* Check out Making Homemade Bread Crumbs.

** Make your own cracker crumbs by crushing saltines in a zippered plastic bag using your hands or a rolling pin, but don't pulverize them into dust.

*** Choose fresh, briny oysters that are small or medium in size.

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a medium frying pan, melt butter.  Add shallots and saute until golden brown; set aside.

Add bread and cracker crumbs to frying pan, stirring until just moistened with butter; remove from heat.  Spread half the buttered crumbs over the bottom of a 9-inch square baking dish or 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish.  NOTE: Can also be baked in individual ramekins.

Pick oysters free of any shells.

Drain oysters, reserving liquor.  Measure 2 tablespoons oyster liquor in a heavy, small saucepan.  Stir in pinot gris wine, half and half cream, Dijon mustard, and Tabasco sauce.  Add reserved shallots.  Over medium heat, bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low and cook gently, stirring until mixture is reduced by 1/3.

Arrange oysters in a single layer over the crumbs in the baking dish.  Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.  Evenly pour the wine sauce over the oysters; cover with remaining buttered crumbs.  Never allow more than two layers of oysters for Scalloped Oysters; if three layers are used, the middle layer will be underdone, while others are properly cooked.

Bake approximately 15 to 25 minutes until oysters turn opaque throughout and crumbs are a golden brown. Depending on the size of your oysters, cooking time can vary.

Remove from oven.  Garnish with parsley sprigs and serve immediately. 

Makes 4 servings.

 

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