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March 20, 2016

Pecorino Romano & Parsley Truffle Fries // Oysters on the Half Shell

Pecorino Romano & Parsley Truffle Fries // Oysters on the Half Shell

Pecorino Romano & Parsley Truffle Fries // Oysters on the Half Shell

When Whole Foods has dollar oysta’s, you shuck ’em. No questions asked.

And then you jump on every opportunity to bake fries to obviously go with. More importantly, truffle fries. More + More importantly, pecorino romano & parsley truffle fries. 

This alsooooo may be the best date night dish ever (and incredibly fun to prepare together…. I could definitely throw in some non PG jokes here, but my father reads this, so you’ll be spared).

Or this could also be a really satisfying dish for one. I can tell you that from experience.

Hmph.

Need I say more? 

Probably not, but its kind of necessary.

Pecorino Romano & Parsley Truffle Fries // Oysters on the Half Shell

Pecorino Romano & Parsley Truffle Fries // Oysters on the Half Shell

Pecorino Romano & Parsley Truffle Fries // Oysters on the Half Shell

Pecorino Romano & Parsley Truffle Fries // Oysters on the Half Shell

Pecorino Romano & Parsley Truffle Fries // Oysters on the Half Shell

Pecorino Romano & Parsley Truffle Fries // Oysters on the Half Shell

Recipe Notes:

Oysters in a half shell, yes, this means you have to do the shucking yourself. Word to the wise: buy an oyster knife. Or you run the risk of losing a finger to a pairing knife (wherever you are getting your oysters should have a knife available for purchase, will run you under ten dollars). 

If you’re new to shucking oysters….. or feel intimidated… don’t be. If Martha Stewart can shuck like a champ, so can you. Watch this video for a little how-to.  BUT be warned : it definitely takes practice and some muscle. Which I kind of lack (the second part) so it took me a little bit longer…… And if that is the case, place your oysters on a bed of ice and cover with a damp towel until you finish shucking each one. This will keep them from dying and getting all gooey and gross.

Now for the fries…. SO easy. Just slice them thin and evenly, distribute them onto a baking sheet, pop em in the oven and bam. If you prefer your fries a little more crispy, turn on the broiler at the end for about 2-3 minutes. But be sure to watch them carefully as you don’t want them to burn. 

Also….. this dish is best served immediately.

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Pecorino Romano & Parsley Truffle Fries // Oysters on the Half Shell
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Ingredients
Oysters:
  • 12, shucked oysters and served on half shell
  • Ice
  • 4 tbsp cocktail sauce
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • Horseradish (optional)
Fries
  • 2 russet potatoes, sliced into skinny strips (fries)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp black truffle oil
  • ½ cup shaved pecorino romano cheese
  • ¼ cup flat parsley, torn pieces
Instructions
  1. First preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Next on a baking sheet add your sliced potato strips, garlic powder, pepper & olive oil. Toss together and then spread out as evenly as possible on baking sheet. Place in oven for about 23-25 minutes, or until desired texture is reached.
  3. Remove fries from oven and toss in truffle oil, shaved cheese & parsley. Salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Place oysters on the half shell over ice and with lemon wedges, optional cocktail sauce & horseradish along with a side of fries.
  5. Serve immediately

Pecorino Romano & Parsley Truffle Fries // Oysters on the Half Shell

Pecorino Romano & Parsley Truffle Fries // Oysters on the Half Shell

 

  1. Lauren

    March 22nd, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    No way! We just ate Moules Frites (Mussels with Fries) last weekend for our Sunday supper… but these look so much better! Oh, those fries! Stomach rumbling…

  2. Julia

    March 23rd, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    YUM that sounds really good! I might have to try the mussels angle next time. Since making them last week, I have literally made them three more times, justifying them because they are baked vs fried =/ Definitely no self control over here!!! Thanks for commenting!!

  3. Julie

    May 17th, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Had some russet potatoes that were growing limbs and made the fries last night (no oysters though) and they were SO good. I’m obsessed and so was the mister. Thanks!

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