Fried Oysters Recipe

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May 2, 2013


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While oysters are certainly an acquired taste, when fried they're just about perfect for anyone.




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  • 2 Cups cornmeal
  • 1 Cup club soda
  • 12 oysters, Blue Point preferred


In a bowl place cormeal and club soda. Stir ingredients together until it's thick. Dip oyster in mix to coat. Immediately place oyster in 350º oil until it's crispy. Serve hot with Tabasco or aioli.

Nutritional Facts


Calories Per Serving137

Total Fat2g2%






Vitamin A43µg5%

Vitamin B128µg100%

Vitamin C4mg7%



Folate (food)13µgN/A

Folate equivalent (total)93µg23%

Folic acid47µgN/A




Niacin (B3)2mg12%




Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg12.7%


Thiamin (B1)0.2mg11.8%


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Recipe Summary

  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 pint shucked oysters and juice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM
  • ½ cup dry pancake mix

Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Combine oysters, oyster juice, egg, salt, pepper and Old Bay Seasoning. Gently stir in pancake mix to make a thin batter.

Spoon oysters one at a time into hot oil. There should be just enough batter surrounding oysters to coat them but it should not be too thick.

Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain and serve.



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Maryland Fried Oysters

You used to have to wait for months with an “R” in them to enjoy this Chesapeake staple, but with more and more Maryland oyster farmers working the bay, this is a dish best served year round!

Total time: 20 minutes


☐ 1 pint shucked Maryland oysters

☐ 1 cup unbleached white flour

☐ 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning or J.O. Crab Seasoning

☐ Cocktail sauce for dipping (optional)

Step 1: Combine flour, corn starch and Old Bay or J.O. Crab Seasoning thoroughly and dredge oysters in the mix doing your best to completely cover each oyster.

Step 2: Heat oil to 350° in heavy-bottom pan or skillet about a half-inch deep. Fry oysters until golden brown on each side, turning once. Serve hot with cocktail sauce for dipping.

    1. Combine all batter ingredients in a bowl and reserve.
    2. Heat wok over high heat for 1 minute. Pour in peanut oil, heat to 375°F. Dip each oyster into the batter until well coated. When a wisp of white smoke appears, lower oysters into oil. Deep-fry 5 at a time until light brown, about 3 minutes. Remove oysters, place in strainer, drain over a bowl.
    3. Deep-fry last batch to a golden brown, about 4 minutes. Place cooked oysters back in oil for 2 minutes more so they become golden brown. During frying, always control heat. You may need to lower if oysters brown too much, or raise if they cook too slowly.

    From My Grandmother's Chinese Kitchen: 100 Family Recipes and Life Lessons by Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, (C) © 2006 By arrangement with Home Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA)

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    Fried Oysters

    I was never an oyster fan until my 30’s when I finally developed a taste for them. My dad grills a mean oyster but my sister Dana makes the best fried oysters! They are simple, buttery, crispy, and delicious. She serves her fried oysters with fresh lemon wedges and a cocktail sauce made of ketchup and wasabi horseradish. I usually wait to eat these beauties when I am with my sister, but I had a big craving recently, so I went ahead and made them myself. My kids, husband, and I gobbled up every last oyster – they were delicious!

    How to Make Fried Oysters

    Make the cocktail sauce. Combine the ketchup and wasabi horseradish together, to taste, mix well then set aside to allow flavors to mingle.

    Combine the panko seasonings with fresh parsley, garlic powder, and sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

    Heat the butter and oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

    Dip the oysters, one at a time, in the panko crumbs, making sure to coat the entire oyster evenly. Place into the HOT skillet. Repeat with the remaining jar of oysters, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes, carefully flip the oysters over, and continue to cook until golden brown and crisp, about 1-2 minutes.

    Remove the oysters from the pan and place them on a paper towel lined plate to drain some of the grease. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and cocktail sauce. Enjoy!

    Enjoy Crispy Fried Oysters

    There’s something very gratifying about biting through the crisp outer crust and into the tender center of a fried oyster. It’s an ephemeral moment when your ears hear the crispy crust crackling as it gives way, your mouth is flooded with the briny juices from the oyster, and your nostrils fill with the smell of a salty ocean breeze.

    While I could pop these all day long with a splash of lemon juice, they’re also great on salads, added to seafood soups, or served with a side of fries. Like their cornmeal dusted southern counterparts, these panko crusted fried oysters are sublime in Po’boy sandwiches as well.

    While nothing beats freshly shucked oysters, for this recipe, the pre-shucked variety will also work. There’s nothing worse than biting into a piece of shell though, so be sure to rinse the oysters in salt water before breading.

    Best Cooked Oysters Recipe (French-Fried Style)


    • cooking oil for deep frying
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons cream
    • 1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 quart (1 kg) shucked oysters
    • all-purpose flour
    • cracker crumbs


    Step 1

    Heat the oil to 380°F (190°C).

    Step 2

    Beat the eggs lightly and add the cream, salt, and pepper to taste. Dredge the oysters individually in flour, dip in the egg and roll in crumbs.

    Step 3

    Fry the oysters until golden brown, approximately 2 minutes. Drain on paper toweling and sprinkle with additional salt and pepper. Serve fried oysters with the horseradish cream and salsa.

    Fried Oysters!

    I love a lot of food, but I have ONE favorite food that I could eat EVERY day, and I would choose over all over foods and snacks. That food would be Fried Oysters! There is nothing I love more than crispy light salted oysters.

    When I was younger my mom used to make fried oysters once in a blue moon. I remember saying ” when I get older, and move out, I’m eating fried oysters EVERYDAY!”. That day eventually came, and when I moved out on my own, my first week in my apartment, I ate oysters every day. I would have eaten them for a longer period, but the store had ran out of them!

    All BS a side, I love oysters point blank period. I can eat them raw, smoked, and barbecued. I prefer them deep fried. Below is a super easy recipe for fried oysters. This recipe is fool proof, and you need very few ingredients.

    I usually serve my fried oysters with potato salad and greens. However, these fried oysters are great with fries as well! Take a look at the pictures below.

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