An old favorite from when Absecon Oysters were known world-wide.
- ½ pound bacon
- 1 double crust ready-to-use pie crust
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 24 oysters, shucked with liquid reserved
- ½ teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®), or more to taste
- 1 Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown, about 10 minutes; remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, reserving the drippings. Crumble the bacon.
- 2 Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9-inch pie pan with 1 of the pie crusts.
- 3 Heat 1 tablespoon of the reserved bacon drippings in a skillet over medium-low heat; add the onion, celery, garlic, and green pepper to the hot drippings, cover, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove the cooked vegetables to a bowl. Increase heat to medium and stir 3 tablespoons of the reserved drippings and the flour together in the skillet to make a thick paste. Slowly pour the cream and 1 cup of the reserved liquid from the oysters into the paste; cook and stir until a thick gravy forms. Fold the bacon, oysters, and vegetables into the mixture; season with seafood seasoning. Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust. Cover with the remaining crust.
- 4 Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
- Calories 496.1
- Carbohydrate 33 g
- Cholesterol 115.7 mg
- Fat 30.6 g
- Fiber 2.3 g
- Protein 21.5 g
- Saturated Fat 10.9 g
- Sodium 659.2 mg
- Sugar 0.9 g