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                          LOW COUNTRY OYSTER LOAF
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    French bread loaf -- (14oz)
      1/2   c            Butter (or marg.)
    1       tb           Onion -- minced
      1/2   ts           Thyme
      1/2   ts           Basil
      1/2   ts           Paprika
                         Parsley
    6                    Lemon wedges
                         -----OYSTER FILLING-----
    1       pt           Oysters -- drained
    1                    Egg -- well beaten
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   ts           Pepper
    1 1/4   c            Cracker crumbs -- fine
      1/4   c            Butter (or marg.) -- melted
 
   Slice bread in half lenghtwise; scoop out soft center of lower half and
   save for use in other dishes.  Place both halves of loaf, cut side up, on
   cookie sheet.
   
   Melt butter in a small saucepan, and blend in onion, thyme, basil, and
   paprika.  Brush 2/3 of butter mixture over cut sides of bread, covering
   completely.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until slightly toasted.
   
   Fill lower half of bread with Oyster Fillkng; cover with top half, and
   brush with remaining seasoned butter.  Bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
    Cut into 6 diagonal pieces; garnish each piece with parsley and a wedge of
   lemon.  Serve hot.
   
   Oyster Filling: Rinse oysters in cold water; drain. Mix egg, salt, and
   pepper in small bowl. Dip oysters into egg mixture; then coat with cracker
   crumbs.  Saute oysters in butter until golden brown.
   
   SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, sometime in 1974. Typed for you by Nancy
   Coleman.
  
 
 
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