How To Shuck Oysters. How to shuck oysters. The simplest way to eat oysters is raw on the half shell.
Now look for the hingethat point where the shells are joined in a more serious way than just being held together by the muscle that is the oyster. First youll need a good shucking knife. It should glide along the roof until it reaches the muscle that connects the two shells then slice through the connective muscle.
Holding the oyster in one hand and the shucking knife in your other hand place the tip of the blade in the oyster hinge the small hole near the pointy end.
The vast majority of oysters are going to have a cupped side and a flatter side. Rinse the scrubbed oysters in cool running water. Lifes too short to be intimidated by the prospect of shucking them at home. The oyster shell has two sides a bottom shell which is shaped like a spoon and a top shell that is flatter.