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Baked Oysters - a Holiday Tradition

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Category: Side Dishes, Casseroles, Seafood, Christmas

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Sleeves Saltine Crackers;
  • -crushed
  • 3 cn Whole Oysters; Drained,
  • -reserve liquid
  • 1 Stick Butter Or Margarine;
  • -melted
  • Evaporated Milk; Approx 1/2
  • -To 2/3 Cup
  • Milk
  • Black Pepper; to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Into large bowl, combine crackers, drained
oysters, melted butter and black pepper to taste. Stir gently till well
mixed. Add evaporated milk to reserved oyster liquid to make 2 cups. Pour
into cracker-oyster mixture, stir gently to mix well. Spoon mixture into
greased casserole dish ( I use my deep "French White" Pyrex casserole
dish). Pour enough milk over mixture to make it "soupy". Milk should be to
top of mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until "puffed" and
lightly browned.

(This dish is better too moist than it is too dry. It has taken me several
attempts to get this right because I thought I was adding too much milk to
it. It was always turning out too dry until I let go of my fear of making
it too "soupy". I hardly ever get it to turn out exactly the same every
time, but at least it's not too dry anymore!!!)

Notes: It just isn't Thanksgiving or Christmas w/o Mom's Baked Oysters!!
This is my absolute favorite holiday dish. I AM thinking of modifying it
the next time by adding about 1/2 cup of thinly sliced, celery.

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