Cut the tops off small French rolls and scoop out most of the center. Brush the cut side of the tops and the hollowed-out center with melted butter. Place both tops and rolls in a 425 degree F oven until toasted to a very light brown.
Meanwhile, sauté the oysters in hot butter until they plump up and the edges curl. Add salt, pepper, 2 or 3 drops Tabasco Sauce and a little hot cream, if desired. Fill the hot rolls and cover with crusty tops. Use about 3 oysters to one roll. Serve hot.