This basic recipe can be multiplied as many times as
you have money and appetite for.
1 stick butter (¼ lb)
dash Worcestershire sauce
1 stack regular saltines
1 pint shucked oysters with liquid
4 oz whipping cream
Melt butter. Stir in Worcestershire sauce. Crush
saltines (I just use my hands on 8-10 at a time) while
butter is melting. Mix melted butter thoroughly into
saltines. This much can be done ahead and sit around
until you're ready to cook or go with you to make
elsewhere. Mix in the oysters and pat the mixture into
the baking dish. Gently pour the whipping cream over
the top. Bake about 15-20 minutes (until bubbling) at
about 425 in a shallow glass baking dish of a size such
that the oyster mixture is about 1½-2 inches thick.
Brown under the broiler (if you're pretty sure you won't
just forget it and burn it all up). Leftovers can be
microwaved very successfully.
From Alison Skeel, BURP Member, 19981130.