RE: Oyster Pies
Adjudicator: Yes, you can get oysters in eastern PA. I grew up there, and we got them at seafood markets and sometimes at the farmers' market. They are plump, salty, Chesapeake Bay oysters.
RubyRose: Our Eastern Market, a great farmers' market, has a restaurant where you can get oyster pie It is oysters, a white sauce, soft cooked potatoes and seasonings (salt, pepper, a little Old Bay seasoning) with a very thick pie crust dough topping it. It is wonderful.
Ann: I can't find a recipe like the one I have eaten, but you might try making a bechamel sauce, tossing it with cooked potatoes, raw oysters (small ones are fine, if you can't find fresh, use the little canned ones Geisha makes) and put it between two crusts, or just put the mixture in a dish and top it with a single crust. Some people put hard cooked eggs in it, but I never had it that way. You might want to add a handful of frozen peas.