How To Shuck an Oyster

1

Hold the oyster cup side down, flat side up, with the hinged or narrow end in your hand. Insert the knife about 1/3 back from the wide end of the oyster.

2

Go in using the knife and cut the muscle. Be careful to keep your fingers out of the path of the knife.

3

Detach the muscle from the bottom shell.

4

Carefully roll the meat over, taking care to neatly detach the muscle underneath.