Hands down, this is the favorite dish on our Thanksgiving table!
Mom always called it Oyster Dressing and we still do, and you may remember this recipe, if you’re a follower here.
It’s perfect: rich, delicious and succulent. It’s simply layers of rich butter crackers, lots of butter, half and half, seasonings and oysters. Don’t crush the crackers to crumbs; break them up with a light touch.
Just "do what I say and not as I did" last Thanksgiving! I made the dish, and baked it, but when I pulled it out of the oven, it looked very strange. It was totally dry and crisp and hard as a rock. Then it dawned on me, I had forgotten to add the half and half.
That’s the Thanksgiving I was nearly run out of town…
Mom’s Oyster Dressing
2 pints shucked oysters, reserving liquor
1 stick butter
1-1/2 to 2 sleeves Club Cracker, about 70
¾ to 1 cup half and half
Salt and pepper, to taste
Butter a 9” x 13” baking dish liberally.
Crumble crackers into chunks.
Spread half of the crackers in the baking dish.
Top with one pint of oysters.
Dot with ½ stick butter.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Pour reserved oyster liquor over top.
Pour half and half over all, just to top of layers, do not cover completely.
Bake in 375 degree oven till bubbly and top is brown, about 30-45 minutes.