Scalloped Oysters

I have only a few recipes from my grandmother in her handwriting. She was a wonderful cook and I wish I had spent time cooking with her. This was always on our Thanksgiving table and I continue the tradition. Serves 10 easily!

1 pint of fresh oysters

2 T.+ oyster liquor

2 T. milk or cream

1/2 cup melted butter (the recipe says or oleo but I don’t use oleo)

1/2 cup + saltine cracker crumbs

1/2 cup bread crumbs

Mix cracker and bread crumbs (some recipes use all cracker crumbs) with melted butter. Butter a shallow 8″ square baking dish. Sprinkle a few crumbs and then a layer of oysters. Season with salt and pepper and moisten with oyster liquor and cream. Add one more layer of crumbs, oysters, cream and top with remaining crumbs. Bake at 450 for 30 minutes. Never use more than two layers as the middle layer will not get cooked.

 

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