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Oyster question

ShortRibShortRib Posts: 180
edited 10:07PM in EggHead Forum
How do test to see if the oysters are alive before you cook'em?


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    heavy, dull thud when clacked (lightly) against each other.[p]most especially, tightly closed shell. they'll open when dead.[p]clean smell, cold, etc. also

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    If the shell is open at all, odds are the oyster is deceased. Tap on the shell with your oyster knife - if the shell slams shut he was just funnin'. (If oysters play possum, do possums play oyster?).[p]If you can't tell, toss him out. [p]HTH

  • ShortRib,
    stay open when uncooked and stay closed when cooked was how I was taught. whatcha cookin with them???

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Eggin in Peoria,
    well.. peoria IS known for its seafood.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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