Skip Nav
Fast and Easy
10 Filling Breakfasts You Can Make at Work
Food News
Starbucks May Be Opening a Roastery in New York City
Recipe Finder
Find Your Perfect Meal With Our New Custom Recipe Generator

Baked Oysters New Orleans Style

Cozy Up to New Orleans Baked Oysters

I'll never turn down a raw oyster, but when it comes to wooing someone with a cozy, baked version of the supposed aphrodisiac, this creole recipe is absolutely seductive. These oysters often get me invited back to parties (as long as I bring the oysters) and succeed in winning over oyster haters.

Shuck your own oysters and serve them on the half shell, or buy a couple pints preshucked and bake them in ramekins or a casserole dish. Once the shucking is out of the way, this dish is incredibly easy, somewhat sultry, and just a little bit rich. Try it as a side dish or even as a main course. Here's how to bake up some oysters.

Baked Oysters

Baked Oysters

Baked Oysters


1/4 cup salted butter
1/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon oregano
2 tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions (green parts only)
1 1/2 pint fresh shucked oysters (about 2 1/2 dozen medium-sized oysters), drained


  1. In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Mix in the olive oil and heat a few minutes longer. Add garlic, scallions, and all of the spices, and heat until soft.
  2. Add the bread crumbs and mix well, then remove the pan from the heat. Place the well-drained oysters in individual ramekins or gratin dishes, in a nine-by-nine-inch casserole dish, or individually on the half shells. Spoon equal portions of the bread crumb mixture over each.
  3. Bake in a preheated 450ºF oven until the topping is well browned, about 18 minutes. Set on dinner plates and serve immediately.

Serves 6 as a side dish or appetizer.

Around The Web
Filling Breakfasts You Can Make at Work
Pancakes From Scratch
You Won't Be Able to Put Down This Homemade Rosemary Popcorn
Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Latest Food