Jack London's Oyster Savories


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Oysters were always a favorite food for Jack London.  He most likely learned to enjoy them during his time as an oyster pirate in his youth.

Shucked fresh small oysters

Salt and fresh coarse ground black pepper

Lean bacon


Softened butter

Minced garlic cloves

Toast triangles or rounds


Fresh lemon

Season the oysters with salt and pepper.  Wrap each in a strip of bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick.  Blend minced garlic to taste with the softened butter and spread on the toast triangles.  Place a bacon wrapped oyster on each toast triangle.  Set the savories on a baking sheet and place in a preheated 350°F - (180°C or Gas mark 4) until the bacon is crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes.  Remove from the oven and place on a warmed serving dish.  Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over each.  Garnish with sprigs of fresh parsley or dill weed and wedges of lemon.  Serve hot.


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