Melt butter or margarine. Add crumbs, seasonings and watercress, and mix well. Arrange drained oysters in alternate layers with buttered crumbs in greased shallow baking dishes, using crumbs for the top layer. Bake in a hot oven (450 F.) 20 minutes.
Yield: 12 servings.
Note: 2 tablespoons lemon juice may replace the watercress.