How to Shuck an Oyster

Champion Oyster Shucker Deborah Pratt from Virginia's Middle Peninsula demonstrates her unique lip-shucking method to open an oyster. While many around the Bay pry open oysters from the hinge, Deborah says starting at the lip keeps you from accidentally cutting the oyster. She's used the method to win national oyster-shucking competitions and place in the international oyster shucking championship in Ireland.

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