Recipe by Chef John
"Some recipes you only make once a year because they're just so-so. Other recipes, like this dish of scalloped oysters, you only make once a year because they're too good."
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crushed saltine crackers
unsalted butter, melted
shucked small oysters with liquor
salt and ground black pepper to taste
chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
This recipe is so similar to mine - I don't think I've ever measured...I do add worcestershire sauce to each layer. This was a family tradition at my house for Thanksgiving. I like it with a Steak as well (and have been known to heat them up and eat for breakfast - it grosses my family out but I love them)! Glad to see someone else is eating them!!!
Well Chef John was right, you have to love oysters for this recipe. I split the dish between 2 dishes. The first was made as written and the other I added garlic and worchestire sauce. I made this knowing that it may not go over well but I've wanted to make this for awhile. After tasting both dishes the receipe received 3-never agains, 1-OK and 1-like. I liked it and had it the next day for breakfast with a few dashes of hot sauce. I doubt I'll make again but enjoyed the process. Thanks Chef John!
Pretty much the same as the one I make(I'm not very good at measuring), but it never occurred to me to use parsley and I liked the dash of color. I've been addicted to these since I was a little kid and I'm ashamed to say that I probably make them 7 or 8 times a year and am very selfish. Have to admit I've done the "breakfast thing", as well...
This was really the best scalloped oysters I have ever eaten. I made it for Thanksgiving dinner with the family and made it the following week for my husband and I. No changes were made.
Easy to make after I watched the video. Disappeared quickly at a potluck. Agree you must use quality oysters of course!
OMG!!!!!! It is wonderfully good for such easy preparation. One of my guests didn't like oysters, but tried it and then went in for a second helping. I just wonder what sides would be good to serve with this?
I just made a small portion of this dish since I am trying new recipes for Thanksgiving this year and all I can say is, this dish will be on my menu! Its that good!! Thank you for the recipe!
I just tried this recipe out of curiosity (and the video looks so good). I don't even like oysters, except for the canned smoked oysters, but I really liked this recipe. Although, I found that in order to cover the bottom of the dish and the first layer of oysters the same way Chef John does in his video, I needed more like 5 cups of crushed crackers. I used half Chicken in a Biscuit and half Saltines. This is a great way to use up stale crackers! I used four 8 ounce cans of whole oysters, but dumped half of the liquid that was in the cans. I've never bought fresh oysters so I don't know how much "liquor" is normal. If you used canned or jarred oysters, be careful of the occasional small pieces of shell! I think next time I'll use a little more cream. Overall, it turned out very good. The funny thing is that my husband didn't like it. Said it was too fishy tasting (which he doesn't like). I thought the exact opposite. I thought it was hardly fishy at all. Funny coming from a guy who likes oyster shooters (but I don't)! Oh, and when reheating any leftovers, watch out! When I pulled my plate out of the microwave, an oyster exploded! So leave your covered dish in the microwave for a few seconds before pulling it out!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Scalloped Oysters
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 216
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