Eating My Way Through the Holidays! Special Edition: Scalloped Oysters! For a true southern dish, you may turn to succulent oysters, crispy topping, and a creamy luscious sauce for a rich holiday dish that traditions are made of. More than likely, the family secret may be passed down through the generations. Some include parmesan cheese, others an oyster liquor. Perhaps the crumb layers consist of crushed butter crackers, but then again they may be seasoned breadcrumbs. No matter how you serve it up, the excitement builds for scalloped oyster dressing. Or casserole. Whatever you choose to call it.
1 pint Oysters, whole
2 cups cracker crumbs
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup oyster liquor
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray an oven-proof dish with nonstick oil. Drain oysters, saving liquor. Combine cracker crumbs, melted butter, sea salt, and white pepper. Mix well. Spread one-third of the crumbs in the bottom of the dish. Layer with half the oysters, forming a single layer. Repeat with cracker crumbs and oysters. Top with the remaining cracker crumbs. Combine cream, oyster liquor, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well. Pour over oyster layers. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes. Serve warm.