Great Uncle Archie's Oyster Casserole
Uncle Archie (my grandmother's uncle) was supposedly a great cook because he had travelled the world, learning new ways to cook food, while working for the U.S. Federal Government.
He may have been a little eccentric, but people always enjoyed his Southern hospitality when it included sterling silverware, fine crystal, and his meals made to perfection!
I am sure the rich and/or famous of yesteryear enjoyed feasting on this oyster casserole.
1 ptfresh oysters, chopped in bite sized chunks, reserve liquid
4 Tbspoyster liquid
2 1/2 Tbspworcestershire sauce
1sleeve saltine soda cracker, crumbs
1/2 cbread crumbs
1/2 cdiced onion
·salt and pepper to taste (i use 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp salt)
1/2 cbutter, melted
How to Make Great Uncle Archie's Oyster Casserole
- Melt butter in round Pyrex dish (2 or 3 quart)
Mix all other ingredients with butter in Pyrex dish. (At this stage, the casserole should not be soupy, but should be very moist and have the appearance of a Southern dressing type of dish. If it is soupy, add a few extra crackers.)
- Bake for 10 minutes on middle oven rack @ 450 degrees using an aluminum foil covering. Remove aluminum foil and bake additional 10 minutes or until top of casserole begins turning brown.
*Note* Be very watchful of this casserole as it cooks the last several minutes; you dont want your casserole to burn.
Enjoy with grilled fish and tossed sald.