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How to Shuck an Oyster (Page 5)

Step 4: Detach the Oyster from the Top Shell

Step 4: Detach the Oyster from the Top Shell

Wipe your knife to remove any debris, then pry open the shell by inserting the knife tip in one or two other spots, twisting it to release the shell completely. Continuing to hold the oyster level, run your knife along the inside of the upper shell to cut the muscle that attaches the oyster to the top shell.

Step 5: Detach the Oyster from the Bottom Shell »


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