12 oz small to medium fresh oysters 1/2 cup butter - room temperature
1/2 blanched almonds, finely ground 1 small clove garlic, minced and crushed
1 1/2 tsps brandy Cayenne pepper
Cream butter and almonds together, add garlic, brandy and pepper mixing well. Pour oysters and their liquid into a buttered heavy shallow baking dish so the oysters are in a single layer. Distribute the butter almond mixture evenly over oysters. Broil in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Serve immediately with crusty chunks of French bread.