Indulge the Shore way for Fat Tuesday or any day with author Karen Schnitzspahn's wonderful dish, Fried Oysters on Toast (with a little history on the side). The recipe is a tantalizing combination of "plump oysters, fried in cracker crumbs, and served smoking hot, on delicately browned toast." It is a re-creation of a Victorian recipe served at Frank Clusey's, a restaurant in Red Bank, NJ, in the 1880's. The modern recipe appears on page 77 in "Savoring," 100% net proceeds from "Savoring" go to NJ Shore Sandy recovery.
Ms. Schnitzspahn is the author of a number of books about New Jersey, including Jersey Shore Food History: Victorian Feasts to Boardwalk Treats. Her most recent book Remarkable Women of the New Jersey Shore was just released on February 9 and covers "a diverse selection of stories about women along the coast from lighthouse keepers to rocker Patti Scialfa (Mrs Bruce Springsteen)." Both books, plus "Savoring the Shore," are available on Amazon.com and at select retailers throughout New Jersey.