- 3-5 dozen small oysters, shucked
- 12-30 strips of thinly cut bacon
- 2-3 lemons
Slice the bacon strips in half. It is very important to get thin-cut bacon for this recipe, as thick bacon overwhelms the oysters. Likewise, it is important to get small oysters -- otherwise they become too large a mouthful.
Wrap a half-slice of bacon around each oyster and secure with a toothpick. Arrange on a broiling pan or get a grill ready.
Place the bacon-wrapped oysters under the broiler until they're crispy, about 5-6 minutes. How long this will take on your grill depends on the heat; but I rarely do this on the grill, as the bacon fat falls through the grate and causes flare-ups. Then again, you do get a smoky flavor with real fire...
Take the oysters out and turn them over. Return to the broiler and crisp the other side. This should take about 2-4 minutes.
Serve family style in a big platter. Don't hit them with lemon juice until right before you serve them, otherwise it ruins the crispiness of the bacon.