• edwardianjackal

Hard Night Oysters

Thumbing through the venerable Esquire's Handbook for Hosts they recommend a top off at the end of the night for 'Oysters and Celery from Billy the Oysterman'. I appreciate both ingredients for helping stabilize one after a focused night of hard liquors...but the version I recommend is fast and full of protein and fats. The timidity to hit the hay will turn to confidence!

Hard Night Oysters:


- x2 canned whole oysters

- x4 cloves of garlic

- black pepper (freshly cracked is best)

- x4 tablespoons of butter

- 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese (deli style is best)

- x1 tablespoon of bread crumbs (or crumble toasted bread)

- lemon to taste


- In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter, add garlic and pepper, allow garlic time to soften, stirring slowly but constantly

- Turn down heat, add all oysters and slowly stir until a proper amount of heat is applied (as these are canned, they are already prepared)

- When the magical elixir is close, turn down the heat further, add the Parmesan cheese (I typically add the lemon at this point, but I understand if others like it after)

- Don't allow the cheese to cook, turn down the heat and remove from warm burner to cool, sprinkle a light amount of bread crumbs (personally I don't like too many)

- Serve in a small bowl or over crackers if you have company

- Bonus: drink a Clamato along with, and you'll wake up feeling right as rain!

13 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

The Tower As it Stands

Dismiss it not for it is stone upon rock rock upon earth, a firmament built upon a decade, pouring strength, sinew, care to stone desire, tears, and hope its mortar crafted steady stone by stone lashe