Men's Journal

HOW TO SHUCK AN OYSTER

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1.

Fold towel around oyster and hold in place belly side down on a flat surface.

2.

Without forcing, carefully wedge tip of oyster knife blade into rear hinge where top and bottom shells join.

3.

With blade now solidly in place, twist and pry until you feel a pop as hinge separates.

4.

Run blade along inside of top shell to sever muscle, and discard top shell. Then run blade under meat to sever bottom muscle.

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