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
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
- Grease liberally, or coat with nonstick cooking spray, a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
- Crumble cracks into chunks.
- Spread half of the crackers in the baking dish.
- Top with one pint of oysters.
- Slice butter and dot with 1/2 stick.
- 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° oven till bubbly and top is brown, about 30-45 minutes.
- *Use less crackers for a crisper dish.