Creamy Scalloped Oyster Casserole

shucked oysters
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    35 mins
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Butter and cream make this oyster scallop a rich and delicious casserole. This classic dish can be assembled a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator until baking time.

A generous amount of oyster liquor in the cream and milk mixture makes this version flavorful. If you don't have a full cup of oyster liquor, use more milk or cream.

What You'll Need

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • dash of pepper, or to taste
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 5 cups coarsely crumbled saltine crackers
  • 1 quart shucked oysters, drained (reserve liquor)
  • 1 cup reserved oyster liquor
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1/2 cup milk

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C/Gas 4). Butter a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet or saute pan, cook the onion in melted butter until tender, not browned. Add celery salt, pepper, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, parsley and crackers.
  3. In the prepared casserole, layer one-third of the crumbs and half of the oysters. Repeat with another one-third of the crumbs and the remaining oysters; top with the remaining one-third of the crumbs.
  1. Combine the oyster liquor, cream, and milk in a bowl.
  2. Pour cream mixture over casserole.
  3. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until edges of the oysters curl.
     

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