An oyster pie that's all about the oysters Recipe Finder

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Published Mar 19, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

Kira Eying from Baltimore was seeking a recipe for oyster pie. She said her husband's grandmother used to make it but no one in the family can find her recipe. She said was it was similar to an oyster stew, with potatoes, carrots and other vegetables but baked in a deep-dish pie plate with a flaky crust.

Mike Herbert from Sykesville, Md., shared a recipe for oyster pie that he said came from his mother, Dorothy Herbert. He said he makes it at least once a year and “because the taste of the oysters is so delicate, very little seasoning is needed and as the dish cooks the oyster flavor permeates the vegetables.” He makes his pie in an oven-proof bowl, not a pie plate, and most of the time he says he takes the easy route and uses a store-bought refrigerated pie crust instead of making it from scratch.

Unlike other, more traditional oyster pie recipes I have come across, this one contains no dairy product; just the briny tasting oysters with their liquid, vegetables and a generous amount of butter for added richness. This dish is really meant to be all about the oysters, and for oyster fans it will make for a delightful meal.

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Barbara Daniel from Cross Lanes, W.Va., is looking for a recipe for “good old” canned pickled green beans.

Her grandmother always used to make them but her recipe has been lost.

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It had a smooth texture with a slight crust on the outside and was very similar to the Baltimore fudge she has purchased from Wockenfuss Candy Company in Baltimore.