Do you eat oysters?

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Re: Do you eat oysters?

Post by exile » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:19 am

I assume she has a lot of experience in eating salty bogies then
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Re: Do you eat oysters?

Post by Ally » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:34 am

If anything like an oyster comes oot your nostrils, it's a brain scan you need. I've seen bogies and I've seen oysters and I can tell you quite unequivocally, you lose any rights to call yourself a foodie if you confuse the two, either on visual comparison or, I imagine, on taste.
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Re: Do you eat oysters?

Post by Le-Dolly » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:54 am

Love them! When they are available we buy a bourriche of two dozen a week, generally to have as a starter. I like them as they come, sans shell, but for the OH, I prepare them with shallot, cayenne pepper, creme fraiche, white wine and grated Parmesan and give them a quick blast under the salamander. As for opening them, get a good knife and a SS glove, or even an opening machine. I do wonder however, what did the first caveman to come across them think, "there must be a tasty morsel inside that rock".
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Re: Do you eat oysters?

Post by Catrose » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:09 am

Le-Dolly wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:54 am
a quick blast under the salamander.
You have a salamander at home! That’s foodie devotion.

I will eat one or two when at friend’s houses’ to be polite, but don’t particularly like them raw so this time of year is a bit difficult as I will not eat foie gras even to be polite. But oyster sauce is a different matter, and home made is delicious.

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Re: Do you eat oysters?

Post by wilbro » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:09 am

If these things are so nice then why do they have to be eaten with so many additions and flavourings? Tried them once and found them quite pointless, just something unpleasant to slide down your throat. (As the actress said to the Bishop!)

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Re: Do you eat oysters?

Post by DominicBest » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:17 am

wilbro wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:09 am
If these things are so nice then why do they have to be eaten with so many additions and flavourings? Tried them once and found them quite pointless, just something unpleasant to slide down your throat. (As the actress said to the Bishop!)
Surely you could say that for any food. Most oysters are eaten without any additions or flavourings. As I said before, just like gin and golf (and Marmite) some people like them others don’t. The thread title just asks if you eat them or not.

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Re: Do you eat oysters?

Post by Le Démerdeur » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:22 am

Not.

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Re: Do you eat oysters?

Post by Ally » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:34 am

But a series of "Yes" or "No" posts would make for a very boring thread. To say they are tasteless is bizarre. I'm not that well off that I can chuck 27€ at a bourriche of 4 dozen No3s to satisfy my ego. If you're within 50 or 60 km of Sardent (just south of Geuret) next November it's worth the hour's drive to get there.
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Re: Do you eat oysters?

Post by Flaneur » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:03 pm

I spent many years not eating them.

Then I took the plunge and really enjoyed them (very healthy too).

Then I seem to have got an allergic reaction to them, or maybe some other seafood (it wasn't easy to tell because it all came back to me, as it were) and I've been banned.
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Re: Do you eat oysters?

Post by Loiseau » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:13 pm

Mmmm, when you can feel the tang of the sea air around you is the time and place to indulge.
I never buy them unopened, as I am too much of a wimp to wrestle with pointy knives and kitchen towels. But if I encounter them at friends' tables, or spot them on a seaside menu, I will certainly go for half a dozen, with a little shallot sauce.
They're cheap in France compared with UK.

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