Posts tagged oysters
What I Ate at The Drake - an OKC Oysterette

I missed the grand opening of The Drake in Oklahoma City by one day. I was passing through on my way to Tulsa for the 2013 BASSMASTER Classic (my day job is making fish bait) and subsequently scanned the internets for notable places in OKC on my way to and from the event. Headed to Alabama this past weekend to cover yet another fishing tournament, I planned to rectify that situation and popped into the cheery Drake for fresh oysters and Midwestern nibbles.

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Hangtown Fry - Updating a Classic, pt. 1

In my last post, I was a bit overzealous about amping up the bacon in my ramen by slathering it in the spicy, fermented Korean chile paste, gochujang, along with some brown sugar and soy sauce. I did this to the entire slab of bacon, an as a singleton, found that I had lots leftover (a girl can only eat so much ramen). Another ingredient I had quite a bit of, luckily, were several jars of fresh oysters from the Louisiana Delta. Shucked oysters freeze quite nicely - you can put them, along with their liquid, in a freezer-safe container, but make sure the oysters are covered in liquid. if their little heads are poking out, add some water to the container. I love a good oyster po' boy as much as the next red-blooded American, but I wanted to do something different with my little 2-cup container. I had oysters, I had bacon, I always have eggs ... the obvious solution was a hangtown fry.

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