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How to Shuck an Oyster (Page 6)

Step 5: Detach the Oyster from the Bottom Shell

Step 5: Detach the Oyster from the Bottom Shell

Run your knife along the inside of the lower shell and gently cut the oyster free. Leave the oyster nestled in the shell. (If you open an oyster that has a strong, sulfurous smell, discard it. It’s dead.)

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