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Other than Brewing => All Things Food => Topic started by: roguejim on November 24, 2010, 01:56:58 pm

Title: Oyster dressing recipe?
Post by: roguejim on November 24, 2010, 01:56:58 pm
I've always wanted to try this dish, and now is the time.

 I'll be using jarred oysters.

Any help?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Oyster dressing recipe?
Post by: noisycricket on November 24, 2010, 02:21:59 pm
I've always wanted to try this dish, and now is the time.

 I'll be using jarred oysters.

Any help?  Thanks.

Funny, my first post on this forum will have nothing to do with beer.  But I can't resist sharing my favorite family holiday dish.  Here it is, all the way from my Grandma's kitchen in Kansas:

4 pints oysters
8 cups medium-course Saltine cracker crumbs (leave some 1/4" chunks) (pretty salty, so I usually use half regular saltines and half unsalted)
2 cups melted butter
3 cups light cream or evaporated milk
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Drain oysters, reserving 3/4 cup of liquid.  Combine crumbs and butter.  Spread a third of the crumbs in 9x13 baking dish.  Cover with half the oysters.  Sprinkle with pepper.  Spread another third of the crumbs on top.  Cover with remaining oysters.  Sprinkle with pepper.
Combine cream, oyster liquid, salt and Worcestershire sauce.   Pour over oysters.  Top with remaining crumbs.
Bake in 350 degree oven about 60-80 minutes or until done. 
Better to have it a little dry than a little soggy; remember that it will be served with turkey gravy...

Enjoy!