Earlier this month, on a visit with our friends in Panama City, our host taught Dave how to shuck oysters and our hostess taught me the most delicious way of preparing them.
The very next day on our way back to our winter home, Dave and I stopped off at Joe Patti’s here in Pensacola to buy more oysters so we could try making them for ourselves.
First, buy the freshest oysters available.
Ours came with this label.
Once you get them home, it’s time to shuck the oysters.
One of the things Dave’s friend recommended was buying an oyster shucking tool.(<-affiliate link) So that’s what we did.
While Dave was shucking oysters, I gathered the other ingredients.
Panko bread crumbs, freshly grated mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and butter.
Add the above ingredients in layers.
Bake on the second from the top rack of an oven that has been heated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Our friends prefer to eat them hot right out of the oven and we did enjoy them that way but when we made this batch for ourselves, we discovered that we preferred how the tastes had blended after they had been allowed to cool for several minutes.
My advice… try them both ways and see which you prefer. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this recipe.
Here’s how we served some them that night.
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