Broiled Oysters from the Isle of Sylt

Kitchen Cookware
Sylter Austern
Emmenthaler cheese and bread crumbs add their caramelized flavors to the oysters in this broiled recipe from Germany's Isle of Sylt.
Course Appetizers, Entree
Region Schleswig-Holstein
Servings 4


  • 1/2 cup shredded artisan cheese such as Emmentaler (2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 24 oysters on the half shell
  • few dots of unsalted butter


  • Preheat the broiler and position the rack about 6 inches from the heat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cheese and bread crumbs
  • Arrange the oysters in a broiler pan. Spoon the cheese and bread crumb mixture over each oyster and dot with butter. Slide the pan under the hot broiler and stand guard in front of the oven to remove oysters from the oven when the tops are lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.
Recipe courtesy of Nadia Hassani, Spoonfuls of Germany