Opening Oysters1. Ensure the narrow hinge at the back of the oyster is really clean.
2. Place the oyster flat side up on a chopping board or similar, wrapped in a tea towel and
hold firmly with one hand.
3. Insert the point of an oyster knife at the hinge (narrow pointed end) and twist knife to pry open the back
end of the shell.
4. Wipe the knife clean on the tea towel and then carefully slide the knife along the back of the top flat shell and cut the adductor muscle which holds the
front of the oyster either open or closed. Remove top flat shell and discard.
5. Slide the knife under the oyster to cut the other side of the adductor muscle.
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