My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Monday, January 9, 2012

Baked Oysters and Wild Rice

I have done absolutely nothing worth while all weekend, but it's not my fault. My friend, Joyce at Octoberfarm, sent me two boxes, yes boxes, of cookbooks. I have been taking cookbooks to bed with me. There are recipes in those books I haven't thought about in years, and love. Recipes I can't wait to try and share with you. What a wonderful year this is going to be.

Some people think you can't be too rich or too thin. I think you can't have too many really good recipes. This is an old favorite I haven't made for 10 years or more.

Baked Oysters and Wild Rice
4 servings
print recipe
adapted from A Cookbook by The Junior League of Savannah, Inc.

1 cup oysters (sneak in a few more)
1/2 cup wild rice, raw
1/2 cup butter melted
2 1/4 cups cracker crumbs (I use saltines and whole wheat Ritz)
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Chicken broth

Drain oysters thoroughly and reserve liquid. Check for shell pieces. Precook wild rice until it begins to open.

Combine 1/2 cup melted butter, cracker crumbs and Tabasco. Arrange in layers in buttered casserole in this order: 1/2 crumb mixture, 1/2 wild rice, 1/2 oysters; repeat. Top with 3 tablespoons melted butter. Add enough chicken broth to oyster liquor to make 1 1/2 cups and pour over casserole. Top with remaining crumbs.

Bake in covered casserole 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees F. Uncover and bake 15 minutes or until light brown.


  1. Sounds wonderful, I never been brave enough to cook oysters! Lovely flavors :)

  2. hahaha..i know how to keep you busy! i love this recipe and haven't made it in years either.

  3. Hi Beverly,
    I'm not a fan of oysters so I'll skip this one.

    Wanted to let you know I tried your coffeecake recipe. It was my first ever and came out great.
    Tasted so yummy, my daughter took the rest to work with her. Thanks!

  4. OMG sound like heaven! The Jr. League cookbooks are usually the best!~Carol


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