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This recipe is so similar to mine - I don't think I've ever measured...I do add worcestershire sauce to each layer. This was a family tradition at my house for Thanksgiving. I like it with a Steak as well (and have been known to heat them up and eat for breakfast - it grosses my family out but I love them)! Glad to see someone else is eating them!!!
Pretty much the same as the one I make(I'm not very good at measuring), but it never occurred to me to use parsley and I liked the dash of color. I've been addicted to these since I was a little kid and I'm ashamed to say that I probably make them 7 or 8 times a year and am very selfish. Have to admit I've done the "breakfast thing", as well... Awesome!
I just tried this recipe out of curiosity (and the video looks so good). I don't even like oysters except for the canned smoked oysters but I really liked this recipe. Although I found that in order to cover the bottom of the dish and the first layer of oysters the same way Chef John does in his video I needed more like 5 cups of crushed crackers. I used half Chicken in a Biscuit and half Saltines. This is a great way to use up stale crackers! I used four 8 ounce cans of whole oysters but dumped half of the liquid that was in the cans. I've never bought fresh oysters so I don't know how much "liquor" is normal. If you used canned or jarred oysters be careful of the occasional small pieces of shell! I think next time I'll use a little more cream. Overall it turned out very good. The funny thing is that my husband didn't like it. Said it was too fishy tasting (which he doesn't like). I thought the exact opposite. I thought it was hardly fishy at all. Funny coming from a guy who likes oyster shooters (but I don't)! Oh and when reheating any leftovers watch out! When I pulled my plate out of the microwave an oyster exploded! So leave your covered dish in the microwave for a few seconds before pulling it out!
Like others, my north Louisiana family has been enjoying a dish almost exactly like this during the holidays at least since the 1950s (as far back as I can remember). We do not mix the crackers with butter, and do not really measure. Just crumble a good layer of crackers and top with oysters, closely spaced because they will shrink with cooking. We also add worcestershire, green onions, and some Tony Chachere's. Repeat the layers, ending with crackers topped with butter pats, then pour in milk until it looks right! :-) We always use fresh oysters, but I have learned that in recent years there is usually water added to the liquor so it is not very flavorful, and we do not use that any more. This is always requested and devoured by family members who like oysters!
Just like our traditional family recipe with the addition of Worcestershire sauce and a dash of Tabasco. instead of the red pepper probably just the same taste. Very delicious. There are never leftovers as this is the dish everyone heads to for seconds. This is also a good dish to let the kids help assemble. They all love draining the oysters with their clean hands to check for shells. We cannot think of a family holiday dinner without these!!
I added some cooked bacon, some chopped fried shallots, and a little chopped spinach. The flavour was great, but neither of us was a fan of the butter-soaked crackers. I'd rather either make this with a well-vented pastry top, or using crackers only on the top, not in layers.
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