Also known as shucking, opening oysters is a great technique to learn so you can always have fresh oysters in hand.
The oysters can then be consumed raw, grilled, deep fried, and roasted. There are many ways to prepare them!
If you don’t have an oyster knife, you can use a small blunt knife instead.
Wrap an oyster in a kitchen towel, with the flat side facing up and the pointed hinge side facing out
Insert the tip of the oyster knife into the hinge between the two shells. Slightly insert it by wiggling the knife
Gently scrape the knife between the shells until both sides separate from each other. Pull out the flat top
Slide the knife under the oyster to detach it from the bottom shell. The oyster is opened
Enjoy serving it raw or cooked!
Yield 1 portion