How To Make Hangtown Fry Recipes

How To Make Hangtown Fry Recipes - In the 1800's, in California´s goldrush period, a Hangtown Fry was just about the ritziest dish you could be served. The basic ingredients of eggs, oysters and bacon were about the most expensive available there in those days.

No doubt, many a hopeful miner, sick to death of his rations of canned beans would dream about the day he struck it rich and could swagger into the local bar and demand his first Hangtown Fry.

Serves 4
* 16 medium oysters, shucked
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 12 eggs, beaten
* 2 cup cracker crumbs
* 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
* 8 bacon strips, cooked

1. Season oysters with salt and pepper; dip them into the beaten eggs then roll in cracker crumbs.
2. Saute on both sides in 2 tablespoons melted butter, about 1 or 2 minutes per side.
3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in an omelet pan and when it begins to bubble, pour in enough of the eggs to cover the bottom.
4. As soon as the bottom begins to set, add 4 oysters and roll up the omellette with the oysters inside.
5. Remove and keep warm.
6. Repeat for the rest of the omellettes.
7. Garnish with the bacon strips and serve hot.