Mom's Oyster Dressing for Thanksgiving


I’ve posted this before and I'll say it again:  “I would be run out of town if I didn’t serve this for Thanksgiving dinner."


Mom always made this dish at holiday time, for as long as I can remember ~ it's tradition and remains a favorite when I make it now.  If you love oysters, this is for you:  layers of a couple of pints of oysters with the liquor, Club crackers, lots of butter, half and half, salt and pepper, baked till bubbly and browned.  


It will disappear in a flash, no matter if it’s called oyster dressing or scalloped oysters, if you prefer.  

It doesn’t make a pretty picture, but it makes up for it in deliciousness.  I hope you try it and enjoy it!


MOM'S OYSTER DRESSING
Printable recipe

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


Method:

  1. Grease liberally, or coat with nonstick cooking spray, a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  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!



 Wishing you all a 
harvest of blessings, 
good health and good times!







21 comments:

  1. You could have all the turkey and roast, just leave this dressing for me :-)) Looks super duper delicious!

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  2. That's always been my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner :)

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    1. Hi Son! Yes, I know that and turkey make the day for you. ❣

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  3. I love oysters but I have always had them fresh straight from the shell. Happy thanksgiving Diane

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    1. I like them that way also, Diane! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. Well, it does make a pretty picture. The thing is we don't eat shellfish of any kind. My loss, I suppose. Anyway, enjoy the Thanksgiving dinner starring the oysters' dressing!

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    1. Thanks, Duta! We did, everyone was happy!

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  5. This is such an interesting dish Pam, and yes, I love oysters, so this is sure for me...thanks for sharing your mom dish...
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! Glad you like oysters also, it's definitely a love or hate food, no middle road. Take care

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  6. Pam, my grandmother used to make a similar dish for Thanksgiving and I loved it. Made it a few times when I lived in the states. Been toying with what dressing to serve for our Christmas dinner and you've just made the decision for me, it'll be Mom's oyster dressing. It'll be like having Granny there with us. Thanks for the memory.

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    1. Ha, great Ron! Hope you make it and love it like we do. It's a perfect dish for the day and I'm glad it brought back good memories for you. Thanks!

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  7. This sounds like a delicious oyster recipe. Pam, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, Dawn, we did! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving also!

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  8. look delicious meal. I love oyster.
    happy thanksgiving.

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  9. Wow, looks delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  10. I think my family would feel the same if I didn't my make mother's stuffing too. I've made baked oysters once for one of our gourmet groups and it was so delicious. I'll bet your stuffing tastes even better!

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  11. So sorry pop never passed it down your way. I hope you at least got some leftovers of it?

    :-)

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