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Clean Oysters Before Consumption

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How Do You Clean Oysters?

Clean Oysters Before Consumption

Cleaning oysters can be difficult for beginning cooks. There are some easy steps to follow to make the process easier. The first thing to do is hold the oyster with the flat side up using an oven mitt. Then, take an oyster knife with a hand guard and insert it into the hinge portion of the oyster located between the shells. Pry open the oyster by twisting the blade and move it along the inside of the top shell to release the muscle. Then, remove the top shell and throw it away. Severe the muscle from the bottom shell by sliding the knife inside of the oyster once again and use this shell to serve the oyster on the half-shell.

   

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