How could I forget to list oysters on my menu?
Thanksgiving without an oyster dish would be….well, just sad for a few people in my family! It doesn’t matter what oyster dish I name – when I say “oyster”… faces brighten up, eyes close, this funny looking smile comes across their faces and they rub their stomachs! Oyster “anything” satisfies a real oyster lover, but scalloped oysters work particularly well on Thanksgiving…
2 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce or Tabasco
1 (10-oz) package oyster crackers or crackers, crushed
1 cup regular breadcrumbs (or try panko bread crumbs for a little more texture!)
1 small onion, chopped finely
3 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Drain oysters, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.
Stir together oyster liquid, whipping cream, melted butter, and hot sauce.
Mix cracker crumbs and next 6 ingredients in a separate bowl.
Place 3 cups cracker mixture on bottom of a buttered 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
Top with half of drained oysters and half of cream mixture.
Repeat with remaining cracker mixture, oysters, and cream mixture.
Top with Bread Crumbs
Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until bubbly and lightly brown;
Sweet creamy Scalloped Oysters…how could I forget! If you love oysters, you will start making this recipe a regular…I promise!!!
Now, time to get back to cooking…