How to Open an Oyster
(aka Shucking Oysters)
I’m sure you think that opening oysters is difficult, but it’s actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it. In fact, I’ve taught a couple dozen people to open oysters…and, everyone (even the frail) has succesfully pulled it off…on their first try. If an 8 year-old can do it, so can you! Here’s how:
1. With a towel in hand (to protect your hand from the oyster knife), hold the oyster cupped-side down, with the hinge toward you.