Chef John's Scalloped Oysters

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“Some recipes you only make once a year because they're just so-so. Other recipes, like this dish of scalloped oysters, you only make once a year because they're too good.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine saltine crackers and butter in a bowl; stir until all crumbs are saturated with butter.
  3. Spread 1/3 of the saltines mixture on the bottom of a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Pour half of the oysters with their liquor over the saltines mixture. Season with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Repeat with next 1/3 of saltines and remaining oysters. Season with cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and Italian parsley.
  4. Sprinkle remaining saltines mixture over the oysters. Drizzle cream slowly and evenly over the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and browned, 40 to 45 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

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Reviews (16)

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mylert
15

mylert

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!!!

innatpoplarcorner
4

innatpoplarcorner

This was really the best scalloped oysters I have ever eaten. I made it for Thanksgiving dinner with the family and made it the following week for my husband and I. No changes were made.

chart
2

chart

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!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 334 cal
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs
  • 18.1 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 125 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 502 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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