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Tarleton Twins' Broiled Oysters on Half Shell

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“This recipe comes from the "Gone With The Wind Cook Book - Famous Southern Cooking Recipes". There is a note in the foreward which I love: "Gone With The Wind told of a style of living. as well as a romantic drama, A way of living, playing, and eating that thrilled us all."”
18 oysters

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 oysters, in shell
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 slices bacon, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon onion, minced
  • 12 cup buttered bread crumb


  1. Wash oyster shells and pry open, but do not pour off liquid.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine bacon, parsley, and onion; sprinkle over oysters, and top with breadcrumbs.
  3. Place on broiling pan and broil under medium heat 2-5 minutes or until edges begin to curl.
  4. Serve hot as an appetizer.

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