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Mom's Oyster "Dressing" Last Thanksgiving



Hands down, this is the favorite dish on our Thanksgiving table!


Mom always called it Oyster Dressing and we still do ~ you may remember this recipe from years past, 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. Use less crackers for a crisper dish.

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

Ingredients:

2 pints shucked oysters, reserving liquor
1 stick butter
2 sleeves Club Crackers*
¾ to 1 cup half and half
Salt and pepper, to taste


Method:

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.
Repeat layers.
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.
*Use less crackers for a crisper dish


It's Delectable!

ENJOY!





Comments

  1. OK, so I MUST try this. You see many in my family enjoy oyster dressing, so I make it each year. Basically adding oysters to any bread stuffing that did not fit in the bird. Since I don't care for oysters, I have never eaten from that bowl of dressing.....however I am told each year how wonderful it is. But it would be nice to have a special way to showcase the oysters for those that love them, I think this is the year! Thank you. PS glad you are back to posting good food recipes!

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  2. A wonderful side dish. Really original.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. My mother made oyster stew every Thanksgiving eve and we loved it!! I've never had oyster dressing and it sounds delicious. I think I'd be tempted to "run you out of town" if you messed it up!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Enjoy your upcoming holiday, Pam. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  5. I just heard about oyster stuffing, have always shunned away from them but this sounds and looks too good to pass up! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  6. It's great to treat your family to a "family fave", Pam. They'll always chuckle about last year's story. :)
    ~Judy

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  7. Hi Pam . oyster dressing , we make the dressing for both Thanksgiving and Christmas .
    Never had it this way , but know it's deliciously good .
    Thanks for the well wishing Nee :)

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  8. If you can believe it, I've never had oyster dressing. Yours looks divine.
    Sam

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  9. Your dressing sounds delicious! I'd definitely love to try it :)

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  10. Love oysters, and I know I'd love this!

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  11. Pam, Your oyster dressing looks great...but you couldn't pay me to eat an oyster! I'm a sausage based dressing guy but hey, different strokes for different folks... Have a great, and hopefully snow free, Thanksgiving! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  12. Wow this looks so yummy. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing, Pam.
    And you r right abt my vacation destination .. Europe but not Switzerland. Gg to Italy, Austria n Germany. We r gg to the UK too 😃😃😃

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  13. Hi Pam,
    This looks delicious! We love oyster, but have never tried them this way before! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Ha :) We've all left something out of a recipe at one time or another and hectic holidays are notorious for that. My MIL left the giblets in the turkey once :)

    What a delicious dressing! I've never had it but I know many people love it.

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  15. my boyfriend loves his oysters, and i'm sure he's never had anything like this! worth a try, for sure. :)

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  16. My parents love a good oyster dressing on their Thanksgiving table. Thanks for sharing. I am going to forward your recipe to my parents.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Velva

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  18. Grandmother used to make two dressing---the traditional kind and then a small pan of oyster dressing form Granddad. She used canned oysters so we weren't big fans. I would like to try your family recipe (especially now that I have decided I like oysters.)

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