1849 - Legend says that a miner from a California gold town called Shirttail
Bend wandered into the Cary House Hotel in Hangtown and demanded to have the most
expensive meal they had. Eggs and oysters were the most costly ingredients they
had at the time so the cook came up with this little recipe.
1 dozen small oysters
Flour seasoned with salt and pepper
1 egg, beaten
Dry the oysters on a towel.
Dip each in seasoned flour then in beaten egg, then
in cracker crumbs.
Fry in butter until crumbs are brown.
Beat the 8 eggs, pour into frying pan where oysters remain. Cook until firm then
flop over and cook other side.