Baked Parmesan Oysters

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

Garlic and parmesan coat these rich jewels of the sea. Serve them as a first course to an elegant feast or enjoy them as a main course on a bed of pasta and wilted spinach

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 375°F Oil a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil and garlic.
  3. In another bowl, combine crackers and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Dip oysters into oil mixture then coat with crumb mixture until evenly coated.
  5. Arrange in baking dish. Sprinkle with sherry and any remaining cracker mixture.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes to brown.


Most Helpful

I really wanted to like these but they turned out rather poorly. I could not get them to crisp or even properly brown despite baking them longer than suggested. I recommend the use of a very shallow tray or cookie sheet if you want the best result.

Big John April 07, 2009

If these had looked prettier, they would have earned 5 stars since you eat with your eyes first :). That said, the taste was really wonderful! Instead of crackers, I used panko, which gave them a wonderful crunch, even if they didn't brown very well. The timing in the recipe was perfect for me- at 15 minutes they were set enough to not be mushy, but still soft enough to not be rubbery. Usually I have oysters deep fried, so I don't eat them very often. I'm so glad to try a baked option- next time I think I'll try cooking them next time on a rack over a baking sheet to see if they'll brown a bit better.

IngridH April 08, 2011

Terrible! Couldn't brown them in the baking dish. (Suggestion to use cookie sheet, perhaps.) Tasteless and mushy even after cooking them longer than recipe states.

Ravishing April 06, 2009

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