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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mammaw's Scalloped Oysters

I can not imagine a Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner without Scalloped Oysters. Not just any Scalloped Oysters, but the way my grandmother and my mom made them. My dad and I could eat this whole recipe. The secret is saltine cracker, lots of butter and cream. If you're watching calories use half and half. Right!

If my dad and I could catch mom in a really good mood we could also talk her into making these for Christmas Eve dinner. Never enough scalloped, fried or raw oysters for the two of us.

Mammaw's Scalloped Oysters
6 to 8 servings
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1 quart oysters, drained; liquid reserved
3 cups cracker crumbs (about 48 2-inch crackers, crushed
4 tablespoons melted butter
Cream or half and half
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup butter

Pick over oysters and remove any shell particles. Set oysters aside. Lightly toss 1 cup of the crumbs with melted butter. Add enough cream or half and half to the reserved oyster liquid to yield 2 cups. Stir in the salt and pepper.

Line a shallow buttered 2-quart casserole with 1 cup of the unbuttered crumbs. Arrange 2 cups of the oysters on crumbs. Pour 1 cup of liquid over all. Sprinkle with one half of the chopped onion and dot with one-half of the butter. Repeat procedure. Top with the buttered crumbs.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.


  1. My husband would love this recipe. He is a seafood nut. I'll have to bookmark it for future reference. Thank Bev. :)

  2. love the traditions of foods for the holidays....looks wonderful.

    stopping by to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving...

    sending love and blessings,
    kary and teddy

  3. I have never had this, but I am intrigued by this recipe.

  4. just found your blog. well, i am a health nut, and a vegetarian for 25 years, but i can take a good ribbing! plus, not every recipe is with meat and i like to modify. but, i did think meat grew at the stores... ha ha! good to meet you!

  5. great recipie
    and a nice, sweet natured and interesting blog


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