Test Kitchen video tips: Shucking an oyster
If you've never opened an oyster before, the thought of shucking one might be a bit intimidating. Although the process doesn't take a lot of brawn, shucking an oyster does take care and know-how. And an oyster knife.
For a quick tutorial, check out the video above, or continue reading below for a short step-by-step.
Oyster knives are available at gourmet and kitchen supply stores, and typically run about $10. Look for a knife that has a non-slip handle and a guard (the oval or round piece of metal separating the blade from the handle) to protect your hand from slipping.
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