Bacon Wrapped Oysters

It’s hard to believe the year is almost over! New Year’s Eve is upon us – and so are the parties and plans. We used to go to low key parties, but I’ve never been able to stay awake until midnight!! Now we watch the specials on TV and watch the ball drop in New York. Happy New Year and turn off the light.

But we do like to have something festive and special together. One of our favorite things is to toast with sparkling (non-alcoholic) cider and eat from a spread of appetizers. I make three and my husband makes three. It’s fun, delicious and perfect for us old geezers.

We love bacon wrapped anything – and I love oysters. So looking for something simple, I came up with this. And it really worked!

Making the Oysters 

These are so easy to make. I used medium oysters, but they were pretty big. I would suggest using small. And there are variations in this recipe. You can add herbs under the bacon, jalapeño slices, or even wrap a small lemon wedge inside. Use this recipe as a springboard to create your delicious flavors!

Precook the bacon first. Create circles and lay them on the tray of the airfryer. Cook at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

While it’s cooking, toss the raw oysters with the spice and lemon juice.

oysters

When the bacon is done (it will still be soft and only slightly rendered), remove it from the fryer and let it cool enough to handle. When you can touch it, wrap each oyster as tight as you can with the bacon and lay it on the airfryer tray.

oysters

Continue with all the oysters.

Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. If the bacon is not crispy, go another 3 to 4 minutes.

oysters

Move to a serving plate.

Serving the dish 

Serve them on small plates with a wedge of lemon. You can also offer a dish of seafood cocktail to tip them in.

Another delicious way to eat them is to place a piece of the oyster and bacon on top of a cracker with brie cheese.

And enjoy!

© Copyright 2023 The Lazy Gastronome

5 from 5 votes
Bacon Wrapped Oysters

These are so easy to make. I used medium oysters, but they were pretty big. I would suggest using small. And there are variations in this recipe. You can add herbs under the bacon, jalapeño slices, or even wrap a small lemon wedge inside. Use this recipe as a springboard to create your delicious flavors!

Course: Appetizer, appetizers, first course
Cuisine: seafood, shellfish
Keyword: air fry, airfry, bacon, lemon, oysters
Servings: 8 appetizers
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 8 medium fresh oysters (I bought the ones in the jar)
  • 8 slices thin sliced bacon
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • lemon wedges for serving
  • seafood cocktail for dipping
Instructions
  1. Precook the bacon first. Create circles and lay them on the tray of the airfryer. Cook at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

  2. While it's cooking, toss the raw oysters with the spices and lemon juice.

  3. When the bacon is done, remove it from the fryer and let it cool enough to handle. When you can touch it, wrap each oyster as tight as you can with the bacon and lay it on the airfryer tray.

  4. Continue with all the oysters.

  5. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. If the bacon is not crispy, go another 3 to 4 minutes.

  6. Move to a serving plate.

  7. Serve them on small plates with a wedge of lemon. You can also offer a dish of seafood cocktail to tip them in or place a piece of the oyster and bacon on top of a cracker with brie cheese.

Recipe Notes

 

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6 Responses to Bacon Wrapped Oysters

  1. Bernadette says:

    Helen, thank you for this totally decadent recipe.

  2. Liz Ber says:

    5 stars
    I enjoy oysters, but wrapped in bacon is my new favorite way to eat them!!! DELICIOUS!!

  3. Amy Liu Dong says:

    5 stars
    Oh my, this is my kind of dish! It looks amazingly delicious plus it’s very enticing! Loved it!

  4. Swathi says:

    5 stars
    Bacon wrapped oysters, yummy idea. I love the combo of both.

  5. Lisa says:

    5 stars
    My husband would like this.

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