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Can you shuck an oyster with a regular knife?

Asked: M-E Théorêt, Last Updated:

As tempted as you may be to appear macho, don't give up on your screwdriver and trying using a traditional kitchen knife. In addition to being far more dangerous if you cut yourself, a standard knife will be damaged by the oyster's shell, and will likely puncture the meat in the process.

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