i LOVE FRIED OYSTERS. i LOVE RAW OYSTERS (BUT DON'T EAT THEM ANY MORE).
BUT, WHY DON'T MORE RESTAURANTS SERVED BAKED OYSTERS--I.E., SUCH AS THE GRILLED OYSTERS AND ROCKFELLER ONES AT THE OREGON GRILL. (IN FACT, THEY OFFERED A BAKED OYSTER WITH CRABMEAT THAT WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. IT DOESN'T APPEAR ON THEIR CURRENT MENU).
ABOUT A MONTH AGO THE ELKRIDGE FURNACE INN OFFERED OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER--EXCELLENT APPETIZER.
THE PRIME RIB HAS OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER AND OYSTERS MERRIT. BOTH WONDERFUL SELECTIONS.
IS THERE A REASON THAT I'M NOT AWARE OF WHEREIN RESTAURANTS VERY INFREQUENTLY SERVE OYSTERS THAT ARE BAKED OR ROASTED INSTEAD OF BREADED AND FRIED? IS THIS JUST SOMETHING I HAVE A YEN FOR? FoiGras
Hon--thanks--yes, I do somehow now recall that Mamma's has several baked oyster offerings. I'm on my way.
If you want to hear my story, about 3 years ago on a hot Friday night my hubby and headed down to Canton to eat at Mamma's. We were engrossed in a conversation--there was a crowd of people on the street. We thought we were headed into Mama's on the Half Shell, but went to the other restaurant (next door) --can't recall the name. I was wondering while ordering why there weren't oysters on the menu. The group of people on the street guided us to the mexican-oriented restaurant instead of Mama's. But, we enjoyed a dinner out and really look forward to going to Mama's on the Half Shell--we rely on hon to guide us, and know that my desire for oysters that are baked or grilled--wow, need to get there asap. FoiGras
I agree with you and I am always wondering about the lack of oyster dishes in our area. I am reminded about the terrific oyster stew I had at Mendocino Grill (now closed) in Georgetown. One of the best things I've ever put in my mouth, yet I never saw it on the menu again despite numerous visits.
In DC, Pearl Dive does great ones. I loved the ones we ordered (#2 and #4).
Oyster Plates $9
Cornmeal Crusted Chesapeake Oysters
Andouille Sausage- Sweet Potato Hash
Oyster Confit, Blue Crab, Tasso, Roasted Corn
Angels on Horseback
Grilled-Bacon Wrapped Oysters, Vin Blanc, Vinegar Reduction
Wood Grilled East Coast Oysters
Garlic, Red Chile Butter, Gremolata
Broiled Oysters, Spinach, Bacon, Aioli