2 dozen oysters, shucked, liquor reserved
8 Tbsp butter, melted
2 cups of Ritz crackers, crushed into crumbs
Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
A few dashes of Tabasco sauce
1/4 c. Half and Half
Preheat oven to 325°.
Mix the melted butter and the cracker crumbs. Line the bottom of a buttered 9" pie plate with 1/3 of the crumbs.
Place the 1/2 of the oysters on top of the crumbs. Season them with sea salt, pepper, Tabasco sauce and 2 Tbsp of the reserved liquor, and 2 Tbsp of the Half and Half. Repeat the layer again.
Cover the top with the remaining crumb mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Recipe adapted from Oysters A Culinary Celebration by Joan Reardon