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Spicy Oysters with Bacon and Cheese Recipe

Spicy Oysters with Bacon and Cheese Recipe

Housewives of Frederick County
A traditional Maryland oyster recipe, baked on the half shell. You can't eat just one!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, hors d'oeuvre
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people


  • 20 Oysters, fresh in the shell
  • 10 strips Bacon, uncooked
  • 10 slices Cheese, Gruyere (or your preferred type of cheese)
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Lemon Slices


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Shuck the oysters, reserving the shells.
  • Rinse & drain the oyster meat. Clean & dry the shells.
  • Place 20 oyster shells on a baking sheet.
  • Place 1 oyster in each shell.
  • Add 2 to 3 drops of Worcestershire Sauce to each oyster.
  • Top each oyster with 1/4 to 1/2 strip of uncooked bacon.
  • Add 3 to 4 drops of hot sauce to each oyster.
  • Place 1/2 slice of cheese on top of each oyster.
  • Place oysters in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.
  • Sprinkle Old Bay Seasoning over each oyster.
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges as a garnish.
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