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!!!
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.
I loved this, as well as my family (young children included). I wanted to make oysters since I love them and was happy to find a recipe that the whole family enjoyed! Thanks!
CHEF JOHN, you rock! Had searched for a recipe similar to my grandmothers so I could prepare oysters for my dad. This is perfect! I used two 12oz containers of fresh oysters. The only addition was a few shakes of Worcestershire sauce in the oysters because my grandmother did so. Can't wait to make them again at Christmas.
Just like our traditional family recipe, with the addition of Worcestershire sauce and a dash of Tabasco. instead of the red pepper…probably just the same taste. Very delicious. There are never leftovers as this is the dish everyone heads to for seconds. This is also a good dish to let the kids help assemble. They all love draining the oysters with their clean hands to check for shells. We cannot think of a family holiday dinner without these!!
We made this and it was soooooo good. I could have eaten the entire recipe by myself. Since the oysters were a gift, I felt compelled to share but I have to tell you it was really hard to share. I'm not normally a selfish person so I was really surprised at my reaction not to want to share any of this.
This is very close to how I make it.. I add worcestershire sauce to the heavy cream and poor it on top of all of it!
* 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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