Hangtown Fry

Smoked bacon, fried until slightly crisp, then cut into small pieces
Fresh oysters, breaded and fried
salt and freshly ground pepper
chopped parsley
1 t flour

Mix the ingredients and sprinkle with the flour. Use as a filling for three-egg omelets.

This dish is said to have been created during the California Gold Rush in Placerville, then known as Hangtown because of frequent hangings. According to legend, a miner who had just struck it rich produced a large gold nugget and asked for the best meal that money could buy.

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