I've eaten them all ways and make my own dressings but prefer them as they come. I don't like eating out where restaurants serve Pacific oysters, usually hidden under the mornay and kilpatrick toppings as my preference is for Sydney rock oysters.
I have never liked oysters in any way, shape or form!!! But being allergic to them most likely started this dislike of them, as I knew I would become extremely ill if I ate them at all!! I can also relate to Vee's reply to this question as we would say the most ghastly things about what oysters reminded us of in the 70's when I was still in my teens!! Oysters are very popular up here in Nth Qld and many of my friends have collected their own when out on the islands! The only thing which I can say I really ever appreciate about oysters is the manufacture of gorgeous pearls which certain species do so brilliantly!! There is something very magical about pearls!! Especially the very rare NATURAL ones!!
I have oysters kilpatrick. I've even resorted to smoked oysters on crackers. I just love oysters full stop.
But I must say I love them just cold, natural and a tiny drop of lemon juice or just black pepper. I also love lots of people reporting that they hate them, because I think that if sales drop, then I could afford oysters whenever I want them…….just dreaming