Hangtown Fry

  • Serves

    serves 4-6


By SAVEUR Editors

Published on December 16, 2012

This rich oyster and bacon omelette is based on one from the Tadich Grill in San Francisco. There it is served with a side of sliced tomatoes—a refreshing counterpoint. This recipe first appeared in our Jan/Feb 2013 issue along with the article Hangtown Fry.


  • 12 oysters, such as Bluepoint or Fanny Bay, shucked
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 14 cup flour
  • 7 eggs
  • 12 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Hot sauce, for serving


Step 1

Pat oysters dry, and season with salt and pepper; set aside. Put flour, 1 beaten egg, and bread crumbs in 3 separate bowls. Dip each oyster in flour, then egg, then crumbs; place on a floured plate. Heat butter in a 12" nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oysters; fry, flipping once, until golden brown, 6-8 minutes. Whisk remaining eggs in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Add eggs to pan with half the bacon and scallions. Cook until eggs are just set, about 3 minutes. Smooth over top; cover, and cook until top is set, about 5 minutes. Transfer omelette to a plate, and garnish with remaining bacon and scallions.

Video: How to Make a Hangtown Fry

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