10 Oyster Dishes to Try in Houston: No. 3, Oyster Sliders at Lucille's
You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston.
Photo by Joanna O'Leary
No. 3, Oyster Sliders at Lucille's
For the record, I'm not a fan of sliders. As a zealous carnivore, I prefer a high meat-to-bread ratio, and with sliders I always feel like I'm getting more bun than burger. I make an exception, however, for the oyster sliders at Lucille's.
It's not simply because Lucille's overloads their sliders with crispy fried Gulf oysters (though the serving is quite generous) so that mollusks trump carbohydrates in terms of portion sizes. Rather, it's the terrific quality of each individual fried oyster that enables the salty, buttery bivalves to provide the alpha flavor. The fluffy biscuits (courtesy of Slow Dough), sweet peppery aioli, and herb salad play complementary but always supporting roles.
Need even more oysters after this triple-play appetizer? At lunch, Lucille's also offers an oyster BLT for those who know oysters are best followed by, well, more oysters.
The list so far:
No. 4: Oysters on the half shell at Liberty Kitchen
No. 5: Oysters Victoria at The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen
No. 6: Pearly Whites po-boy at BB's Cafe
No. 7: Fried oysters and deviled eggs at BRC Gastropub
No. 8: Oyster stew at Danton's
No. 9: Oysters Baton Rouge at Pappadeaux
No. 10: Oyster caesar salad at Ragin' Cajun
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