Oysters Kilpatrick with bacon, white wine cream sauce and herb breadcrumbs

Oysters seem to be one of those divisive food stuffs, like marmite and kippers, that people seem to either love or hate, but I think that a certain amount of snobbery over the question of cooking oysters has hindered their cause. I love to eat them natural with just a splash of red wine shallot vinegar, but will readily serve them cooked in almost any fashion I would choose to cook mussels or scallops. Here is …