This is seasonal favorite of my family and friends and oyster lovers everywhere!
Oysters Monroe Serves 4
1qt Gulf Oysters
1 large Onion diced
1-2 Pounds Bacon diced (we like 2# well rendered, but 1# is so good, too.)
½ cup Favorite wine (I like a decent Red Wine, but your favorite is best)
½ Cup Half & Half or Heavy Cream
6 Slices Toasted Bread - White, French or Brioch
Render Bacon and save Bacon Fat for the Onions
Sautée Onions in Bacon Fat (some) reduce heat to Low-med
Add drained Oysters (making sure no shell pieces make it into the pan) simmer 4-6 minutes *
Remove excess Liquor and save (just to make a little extra gravy)
then Add ½ cup Favorite Wine ( I like a Red Wine)
Add ½ Heavy Cream (or half & half)
Salt and Pepper to taste *. Simmer 1 more minute
Serve on Toast Points.
Simmer smaller oysters for a shorter time so that they don't shrink too much.
A heavy sprinkle of Black Pepper hits the mark!
This recipe is great the next day, too!