Happy National Oyster Day! Pickled oysters were very popular in the United States around the turn-of-the-century (late 1800s and early 1900a). They were especially popular during the Christmas holidays. New York City and the waters surrounding it were once the richest oyster beds in the world. New Yorkers, rich and poor, ate obscene numbers of oysters and shipped barrels of fresh and pickled oysters across America and around the world.
Want to try them yourself? Find the recipe here: http://whatscookingamerica.net/Seafood/PickledOysters.htm