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Oysters kilpatrick recipe

Oysters kilpatrick recipe

The perfect appetizer or platter is oyster, Kilpatrick. The shells look and taste great when placed in the middle of the table.

This unique oyster Kilpatrick is easy, quick to prepare, and cheaper to make yourself than purchasing from a restaurant.

P.S. We can almost guarantee that if you are not a big fan of oysters, you will love the oysters Kilpatrick with crisp bacon and Worcestershire sauce. It’s that good!

What are Oysters Kilpatrick?

Oysters Kilpatrick, a classic Australian dish, comprises oysters in their shells and topped with bacon crisps and Worcestershire sauce. This dish is usually served as an appetizer or entree, but it can also be eaten as a main.

Oysters Kilpatrick is a typical dish on the menu of most Australian pubs, but you can also cook it at home for Christmas Day, Good Friday, or any other occasion.

What you’ll need

Click here to view the full recipe measurementsFreshly shucked Oysters. For the best taste, always use fresh oysters instead of frozen. Try to source them locally.

It is often served with a Japanese takoyaki but also goes well with oysters.

Ham- thinly sliced into squares. You can also use finely sliced prosciutto if you want to be fancy.

Worcestershire Sauce- This sauce adds a sweet, tangy flavor and is often spicy, depending on your chosen brand. Making your Worcestershire paste is even better since you can customize it exactly how you want.

Tomato Sauce & Barbecue Sauce – You can use any brand. You can substitute both for Japanese Tacoyaki Sauce.

How to make Oysters in Kilpatrick

Gather your ingredients first: Refer to the recipe card for exact measurements.

Preheat your oven to 400degF / 200@C. Heat the bacon and shredded ham in a small pan over medium-high heat. Sauté until crispy and cooked. It should release oil as it cooks, but a little oil can be added if you want to add more color.

In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce and Worcestershire Sauce.

To hold the Oysters, arrange them in shells on an oyster wheel tray. (Or a baking sheet lined with rock salt). Add cooked bacon to the top and drizzle sauce over.

Bake the oysters for 5-10 min. Until the sauce caramelizes and they are cooked to your taste. Serve with lemon wedges.

Wandercook’s Tips

If you have an oyster wheel or tray, it makes it easier to cook and prepare oysters. If you don’t own one, you can prop up oysters using scrunched-up aluminum foil.

Make a rock salt bed or cook the oysters in a baking dish lined with Rock Salt. The rock salt will keep the oysters in place and help them to cook evenly. You can also use the rock-salt nest as a decorative accent on your platter to support your oysters.

Oyster Forks Mini oyster forks may be optional, but they make eating much more straightforward.

Observe. Oysters are quick to cook, so be sure to keep an eye on the oysters.

Avoid glass trays – It’s possible that they could break while grilling, broiling, or baking in the oven. This is especially true when liquids are present.

Serve Oysters in Bowls. If you cannot buy oysters with shells, or if the surfaces have been damaged, you may place them into ramekins or other oven-safe dishes. Top with sauce, and continue to cook as usual.

How can I shuck an oyster the quickest? Use a shucking blade and a towel as protection for your hands. Press the knife into the hinge of the oyster while holding it firmly. Then, twist the knife until you’re under the top shell. Wipe off any grit with the knife, then pull it out and slide it in. Work your way around the lid to the other end. To remove the cover, slice the knife between the top shell and the oyster muscle. Slice underneath the strength of the oyster to release it from the outside. See it in action by watching this tutorial.

Can they be cooked on the BBQ? Yep. It’s possible to cook oysters on a grill plate. However, using aluminum foil scrunched to support them and prevent the sauce from spilling out is helpful. You can also wrap the oysters in foil to make them more juicy and trap steam.

Oysters Kilpatrick is usually made for special occasions, like Christmas. It can be an entree to a whole Roast with Cauliflower Cheese and Potato Bake.


Add Herbs Garnish after cooking with lemon thyme or parsley.

Top With Cheese Parmesan, mozzarella/bocconcini, or Havarti is an excellent choice.

Oysters – Natural Skip the toppings and serve the oysters fresh (uncooked) with lemon wedges.

Oysters Rockefeller- Sprinkle with breadcrumbs, parsley, and butter.

Add Onion Cook finely chopped onions with the bacon to add texture and flavor.

Extra fancy- Add vodka or vermouth into the sauce.

Make Them Spicy Sprinkle with Shichimi Togarashi, or add a few droplets of Tabasco Sauce.

Japanese style: Bake oysters with Okonomiyaki Sauce. Top with Kewpie Mayo.

Add Liquid Smoke – For an extra smoky flavor. A few drops of liquid smoke give the traditional Kilpatrick a subtle, delicious smoky flavor.

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Australian Cheesy Potato Bake Serve a large batch of cookies at your next event for guaranteed smiles.

The Best Pavlova recipe “Awesome Recipe” No fail. “I made mine in a wreath; it was a big hit.”

Super creamy Cauliflower Cheese- A perfect side dish to serve at your next family or BBQ dinner.

20-minute cheese and bacon cob loaf dip- A great way to start a party, but you won’t get any leftovers.

Easy Spinach and Feta cheese triangles — So easy to bake, share and make! Make a large batch and store some in the fridge.

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Easy Australian Oysters Kilpatrick

This unique oyster Kilpatrick is ready in just 20 minutes and perfect for entertaining. With crispy bacon on top and our Kilpatrick sauce amplified, this is the ideal way to start your Christmas celebrations.

Cook Mode How to prevent your screen from going black Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe Save Favorites Cook Time: 10 minutes Prep time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Course: Appetizer, Side Dish or SnackCuisine: Australian Servings 18 Oysters Calories Author: Wandercooks Cost: $15

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