Oysters. They seem to be a one of those foods that you either love or hate. But do you know how to slurp them? Here’s how to eat an oyster — the kid foodie edition!
how to eat an oyster
First, stare at it. Shake the shell. Definitely make a face. A nose wriggle might be in order.
Use your tiny fork to swish the oyster around in the shell. Make sure it’s completely detached. DON’T use the fork to eat the oyster. It’s just a prep tool. Yes, it IS confusing.
Add your accoutrements (kid translation: fancy word for sauces). Chef Bryce Taylor (Mt. Washington teen + past competitor on Chopped Junior), he likes his oysters with cocktail sauce (kid translation: fancy kind of ketchup with a little spicy kick). And horseradish. He likes lots of sauce.
You might like yours with just a squeeze of lemon.
Bring the oyster up to your mouth, wide end of the shell closest to you. Stare some more. Summon a little courage.
Slurp. Oystercureans can do it in just one slurp, but you might require a few slurps.
Swish it around. Swish some more. Summon a little more courage. Chew. Definitely chew.
You might also enjoy seeing these kids react to their first raw oyster experience…