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Sunday Brunch: Hangtown Fry

[Photograph: Sydney Oland]

Editor's note: Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.

Any oyster lover's search to eat more oysters in the morning will inevitably lead them to the Hangtown Fry. Traditionally this dish is more of a scramble than an omelet, but when I'm cooking an oyster in the morning already, it seems silly to not toss it in some cornmeal and then gently fry it in bacon fat. And once you're going that far, you don't really want to risk wasting that crisp coating in a scramble. It might be tempting to use pre-shucked oysters, but please go that extra mile and shuck your own. Or ask your friendly fishmonger to do it for you.

About the author: Sydney Oland lives in Somerville, Mass. Find more information at www.sydneyoland.com (or read www.eatingnosetotail.com)

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