About once a year, Eric roasts oysters. His brother, Greg, is a welder by trade and has made the McCallie Family Oyster Roaster. Today was beautiful and uncommonly warm even for the south. So, Eric and his brother thought it would be perfect to roast some oysters and enjoy the early spring thaw.
They're really cooking now!
I like them when they crack open like this. I consider that "well done" which is how I like them with the edges of the oysters curled.
I can see you through the peep hole!
Sometimes, the shells won't open so you have to help them out a little. This is an oyster knife. Hold the oyster in a rag and wedge the tip of the oyster knife in the "hinge" area on the "butt" end of the oyster. Just work it a little and the oyster will open up.
Just like this!
An oyster on a half shell. Eat it right off the shell.
Or maybe this saltine cracker will help!
But, my favorite way to eat it is with some of our homemade cocktail sauce or with a dash of hot sauce. You're welcome to join us next year!