Cookbook:Pickled Oysters

Pickled Oysters
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This recipe for pickled oysters was adapted and modernized from the 1881 Household Cyclopedia.




  1. Drain off the liquor from the oysters, and wash them.
  2. Combine the oysters with the salt and vinegar; simmer them for about 10 minutes, discarding any scum that rises to the surface.
  3. Take out the oysters, leaving the liquid. Place oysters in a jar.
  4. Add the peppercorns, mace, and cloves to the oyster liquid, and boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Skim the liquid, and pour it over the oysters in the jar.