Totally Shucked from Break an Egg! Cookbook

Break an Egg!: A Broadway Cookbook won’t be here until September 1st, but I’ve got a couple sneak peek recipes to hold you over. Today: a broiled oyster recipe and one of my favorite puns of the book: “Totally Shucked” inspired by Spring Awakening!

Yeah, you’re shucked all right. You can kiss your sorry oysters goodbye. A bunch of hungry, hormonal adolescents came over and ate them all, and there’s nothing left for you. That’s the bitch of entertaining.

Next time, double this recipe, and you’ll have plenty of tasty, cheesy broiled oysters on the half shell. Just make sure you clean them properly before shucking. Blah blah blah blah blah.

Totally Shucked from Break an Egg! Cookbook
Serves: 12 oysters
  • 12 fresh oysters
  • Rock salt for baking
  • ¼ cup shredded Emmentaler cheese
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  1. Preheat your broiler with an oven rack 6 inches from the top.
  2. Clean and shuck the oysters, leaving them in half shells.
  3. Spread rock salt across a baking sheet, and balance the oyster shells on the rock salt.
  4. Mix together the cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over each oyster.
  5. Melt the butter in the microwave, and pour a small amount over each oyster.
  6. Place the baking sheet on the top oven rack, and broil for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread crumb mixture on top of the oysters is browned.


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