With Thanksgiving coming up, I thought I would share a traditional family recipe. It’s one that I would never eat, in fact, the only ones who would touch this was my mother and grandmother.
My grandmother made this every Thanksgiving… Apparently it was a traditional Cook Family recipe. While I wouldn’t eat it, I can still appreciate the history behind it.
2 8-ounce cans oysters, drained, reserving liquor
3 cups roughly crushed saltine crackers
3/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup reserved oyster liquor
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less, according to taste)
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place melted butter in large bowl. Add crackers and mix together. Place a third of this mixture in bottom of a greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish, top with half the oysters (one can), sprinkle with pepper if desired. Then add another third of cracker mixture, the rest of the oysters (second can), pepper and remaining cracker mixture.
Mix liquor, milk and seasonings together and pour over crackers and oysters. Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serves 4.