Your Oyster Recipe of the Day: George Washington’s Ragoo of Oysters. Of course, the father of our country enjoyed oysters! Mount Vernon records showed that he often purchased bushels for family meals. In this recipe, the oysters are dredged in a nutmeg, mace, and lemon zest batter before pan-frying. The “ragout” is a gravy of oyster liquor, white wine, and chicken stock. God bless America! GET THE RECIPE.