Woo hoo! Oyster Dressing Time is Near!



This recipe appears here every Thanksgiving, 
because 
it's delicious!




If you love oysters, this is the way to go:  oysters, oyster liquor, Club Crackers, BUTTER, half and half, and salt and pepper.  Needs no more, no less. 

This is always a hit at Thanksgiving and disappears as quick as a flash!




As I’ve said before, when Mom made this every Thanksgiving and Christmas, we called it oyster dressing.  Technically, it’s probably scalloped oysters…

Anyway, sadly, it doesn’t make a pretty picture, but it’s the perfect side on the Thanksgiving table, “oyster dressing!”



Mom's Oyster Dressing

Thanksgiving dinner is not complete until this dish is on the table! Use butter, use half and half!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 45 MINStotal time: 60 mins

ingredients:


  • 2 pints, shucked oysters, reserving liquor
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 sleeves Club Crackers*
  • 3/4 to 1 cup half and half
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

instructions


  1. Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking dish liberally.
  2. Crumble cracks into chunks.
  3. Spread half of the crackers in the baking dish.
  4. Top with one pint of oysters.
  5. Slice butter and dot with 1/2 stick.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Repeat layers.
  8. Pour reserved oyster liquor over top.
  9. Pour half and half over all,  just to top of layers, do not cover completely.
  10. Bake in 375° oven till bubbly and top is brown, about 30-45 minutes.
  11. *Use less crackers for a crisper dish.





Enjoy!






42 comments:

  1. What a creative oyster recipe! And it surely looks very delicious, Pam.

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  2. I only ever eat oysters raw but this does sound interesting I have to say. Hope all is well Diane

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    1. They're really good, Diane! Hope you try it! Take care

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  3. Pam, My wife loves oysters in any fashion and this would be right up her alley! Me...not so much. I aggravate her quite a bit with the foods that she loves that I don't like! She just started eating oysters about 3 years ago and no she's hooked. I like a nice sage and sausage stuffing myself. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! I like that sage and sausage stuffing too. But this oyster casserole works for me. Thanks for the visit!

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  4. As part of Thanksgiving menu, baked oysters are a great appetizer. As for the recipe,you can't go wrong with ingredients such as butter and liquor.

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    1. Thanks, Duta! Oysters are definitely an acquired taste for most. Take care

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  5. Looks absolutely delicious Pam!! love it!! xoxo

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  6. Looking good Pam. Love that you do your moms.

    PS: Tim got me an air fryer for Christmas. Hehehehe. Can't wait to play with it in a month.

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    1. Thanks, Ivy! Woo hoo! Hope you'll like the air fryer, it saves a lot of calories for sure, and cooks fast.

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  7. I grew up with oyster dressing and love it. I am by myself and it is no longer on the menu. Thank you for sharing. Hope other families keep up the tradition. Love your blog. Thank you for the ideas and recipes.God bless.

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    1. Thanks, blbtravel! It has always been on the Thanksgiving table, as long as I can remember, growing up, to the present. Hope you can make it for yourself some time, you never know, someone might like it after a taste! I appreciate your comment about my blog, I'm glad you enjoy it, thank you so much! God Bless

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  8. My mother-in-law used to make a similar oyster dressing for the holidays. My husband would love this one. Happy Thanksgiving Pam!

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    1. Hi Gerlinde! It's a great side dish if you like oysters, of course all the butter helps :-) Take care

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  9. Every family has its own favorites for Thanksgiving, which I think is marvelous -- I would love to try your recipe but live kind of far from any oyster supplies!

    The Washington Post ran an article about all the different kinds of dressing (also called stuffing etc) for traditional Thanksgiving celebrations and how they used to be regional. Now, they say, we have all mixed it up and the love is spread around. I think I tried an oyster stuffing one time but our family tends to go for the old-fashioned bread stuffing these days, not even cornbread.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Mae! I still make the traditional dressing with bread crumbs, celery, etc. Sounds like an interesting WP article! And all the more foods to like! Take care

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  10. Pam I have never ever had an Oyster or tasted them. I think its time to try this lovely dish! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Oh, Claudia! You have to try it, hope you like it!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Have never heard of oyster dressing.... I have only tasted one oyster in my life time and the poor thing was so well cooked that it had no taste at all. It was like almost burned!! lol. Sam loves oysters....but I'm afraid I'm not a fan. I guess I need to try to make it for him Sometime!! Happy Thanksgiving Week

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  12. Hi Shug! This dish is really good but oysters are probably an acquired taste, no middle road either. Thanks for the visit and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  13. I've never had oyster dressing but I know people love it. If it tastes anything like Oysters Rockafeller I know I would too :)

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    1. Hi Susan! Not sure about Oysters Rockafeller, but I know for sure that this oyster dish tastes good. :-) Thanks!

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  14. This is completely new to me but oh boy doesn't that look delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Katerina! It is scrumptious! Take care

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  15. Dear Pam, It is simple and delicious! A perfect combo!!
    Wishing you and your family a beautiful and very blessed Thanksgiving. xoxo Catherine

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    1. Thanks, Catherine! Hope your Thanksgiving was great and that you're having a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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  16. My Mom would have been all over this if she were at your house.
    Mom was a stuffing lover for sure!

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

    M : )

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    1. Thanks, Melinda! It seems people everywhere like one sort of stuffing or another, yum! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family, Pam! :)

    ~Judy

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  18. I have heard of this but never tried it...and I am a fan of oysters. Looks great! Happy Thanksgiving

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    1. Thanks, Evelyne! If you're a fan or oysters, you just might like this. Have a great weekend!

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  19. The best recipes always return year after year! I can't imagine holiday spreads without our favorite recipes! Your dressing looks fabulous.

    Happy Thanksgiving Pam!

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    1. Thanks, Roz! Yes, it's the same favorites every year, and holidays wouldn't be the same without those faves. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  20. You outdid yourself for Thanksgiving once again! Everything was absolutely delicious- especially the oyster dressing! And thanks again for the leftovers!

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    1. Thanks, son! Glad you were here and liked it all. Thanks again for all your help! Here's to the leftovers!

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  21. Oysters make awesome dressing. Stuffing. Whatever. :-) This looks like a terrific recipe -- gotta try it one of these days. Thanks!

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  22. I've never had anything like this! It looks very intriguing to me. I love traditional family dishes.

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I love traditional family dishes also. Take care

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