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Would You Rather Eat Raw or Cooked Oysters?

A couple of weeks ago when I was browsing Hog Island's Oyster Cookbook, I came across an interesting and truthful quote by food legend M.F.K. Fisher, "There are three kinds of oyster-eaters: those loose-minded sports who will eat anything, hot, cold, thin, thick, dead, or alive, as long as it is oyster; those who will only eat them raw and only raw; those who with equal severity eat them cooked and no other way." While I love oysters in any way, shape, or form, my mother only enjoys cooked oysters. What kind of oyster eater are you? Do you prefer fresh and cold or baked and savory?

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emalove emalove 8 years
I LOVE LOVE LOVE raw oysters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
raw or cooked, I prefer them Steamed. If I eat them raw they cant be too huge, cracker size is best.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
gross either way...
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
chilled over rock salt with just a drop of tabasco and lime juice!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
Oysters in any form make me spew. And the worst part is that I actually like 'em...just can't eat 'em.
suziryder suziryder 8 years
I can kind of force myself to eat them if they're cooked and not too huge, but I could never do it raw. I'm trying to get better about eating seafood, but slurping it raw and juicy out of the shell is just too much for me!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
StephManc StephManc 8 years
Fresh from the sea, raw. Add cracker, lemon, hot sauce. My mouth is already watering! I could eat 2 dozen!
ElenaEv ElenaEv 8 years
Raw! With some fresh lemon. Of course a fisherman is offering it. Yummy...
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
If you have never tried a fresh one...try just one small one topped with a bit of some type of sauce. You will taste the ocean. My partner recently got brave and had some and now will have one or two every time we have them!
jhig jhig 8 years
Sorry, not a fan of Oyster ... no matter how it's cooked (or not).
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
I've only eaten cooked oysters. I want to try raw someday
doogirl doogirl 8 years
Oysters are for making pearls only! ha ha ha I won't touch them, but my husband loves them raw, with horseradish, and a couple of Coronas!
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 8 years
I have never tried raw oysters, but I love oysters rockefeller!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Raw oysters only, especially with cocktail sauce and horseradish!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I don't really eat oysters...they kind of gross me out.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
I don't think I've ever had them cooked. I LOVE them raw...with a cold beer!
Manoukia Manoukia 8 years
I like both variations, cooked, or raw. But I only eat them in areas where they "grew up".
nikkisoda nikkisoda 8 years
I love raw oysters! It's our Thanksgiving tradition to shuck oysters and enjoy them with champagne before the big meal.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
oysters are the one food I really dislike, cooked or raw, doesn't matter. I just don't like them.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i would have to say a big no to any kind of oyster. it's just not my thing at all!
vohrtex vohrtex 8 years
Aren't cooked oysters in the same boat as well done beef? Granted, I wouldn't order them far from the beach, but then why would you?
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