July 9, 2011 09 | July Makes 4 to 6 servings 4 tablespoons butter 12-16 ounces standard-size oysters with liquid 1 quart half-and-half 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 (14-ounce) box oyster crackers Melt butter in a heavy saucepan. Add oysters and cook over low heat just until edges curl. Slowly add half-and-half and heat gently. Do not boil. Add salt and pepper. Serve steaming hot with oyster crackers.