Oysters can be delicious. Getting fresh ones open can be dangerous. Thankfully, the folks at America's Test Kitchen show us a great way to get fresh oysters open and ready to eat without cutting our fingers.
If you've never learned how to shuck an oyster, you don't need to run out and spend cash on a chain-mail glove or special device to do it safely. You'll need a shucking knife, clearly, but that and a folded up tea towel are all you need to get the job done safely. Dan Souza, from America's Test Kitchen, shows us that folding the towel and placing it over our fingers will make it much more difficult to harm ourselves in the shucking process.
Even if you don't like raw oysters and prefer yours cooked, getting fresh oysters from a fishmonger or market is much cheaper than buying them pre-processed and canned. Still, if you get fresh oysters, you'll need to know how to shuck them, regardless of how you plan to prepare them. Is this how you shuck oysters, or do you have a better way? Perhaps you just leave it to the line cooks at your favourite seafood restaurant instead? However you do it, let us know in the comments below.
The Best Way to Shuck an Oyster [America's Test Kitchen]