Hangtown Fry with Parmesan and Fresh Herbs Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Hangtown Fry with Parmesan and Fresh Herbs Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Hangtown Fry with Parmesan and Fresh Herbs

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"My variation on the traditional Hangtown Fry contains cheese and fresh herbs and is finished under the broiler where the egg/oyster mixture puffs up like a cross between a frittata and a souffle. I get the best results using a cast iron skillet. It's important that the oven be hot before you place the skillet under the broiler."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the broiler; place the rack about 5 inches from the broiling unit.
  2. Whisk eggs in a bowl. Add cream, hot sauce, basil, oregano, black pepper, and 1 tablespoon of the grated Parmesan cheese.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the skillet and swirl it around to coat the pan evenly. Place the oysters in the skillet and brown on both sides, about 1 minute on each side. Let the liquid reduce a bit, about 30 seconds longer.
  4. Slowly pour the egg mixture over the oysters, keeping the oysters evenly distributed in the pan. After about 30 seconds, shake the pan slightly but do not stir. After about 3 minutes when the bottom and sides of the eggs begin to set, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and place the pan under the broiler.
  5. Broil until the eggs begin to puff around the edges and the top is nicely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the oven; sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately from the skillet in wedge-shaped pieces.
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Sep 28, 2009

I made this tonight using a jar of small oysters and some farmers' market eggs. It was fast and easy--puffed up beautifully under the broiler! With a green salad and crusty bread, this dinner took less than 30 minutes to get on the table.

 
Feb 03, 2010

Oysters and eggs, who would have known! I used this recipe as inspiration and made mine with garlic, onion, red bell pepper, bacon and a splash of cognac. Very good!

 

6 Ratings

May 14, 2011

Tried this this morning. Maybe I shouldn't give it only 4 stars since I didn't have all the ingredients on hand and had to make do with dried seasonings and evaporated milk. Also, what I didn't like about it may have been my fault. I like my eggs a little soft and didn't know how to do that cooking them 2 different ways. My husband said it was OK and had a LOT of suggestions on how to fix it. I don't think I'll be making it again.

 
Mar 01, 2011

shucking the oysters (or whatever shellfish I bought; whatever was cheapest)was the hardest part. Nuke them in the micro for a little bit. They pop right open. Nice recipe.

 
Feb 01, 2014

This recipe was really great. I loved the flavor of fresh herbs with the eggs. To Katydid68, I think it's unfair for you to rate this recipe considering your lack of proper ingredients and several changes. Try it with the correct ingredients and I bet you WILL rate it with 5 stars. Maybe not but at least it will be more fair.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 559 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 557 mg
  • 186%
  • Fat
  • 33.5 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 44.1 g
  • 88%
  • Sodium
  • 681 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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