Fried Oysters and Fritters
1 pint oysters, shucked
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 cup dry pancake mix
2 tablespoons of corn meal
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup cooking oil
Drain oysters and reserve the juice. Mix
milk, corn meal, pancake mix, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
Place oil in a frying pan and heat. Drop batter from tablespoon into
oil ( be sure to get 2 oysters in each spoonful ). Cook until golden
brown on each side. If batter becomes thick while working add some
of the reserved juice to thin it out.
Oyster Corn Fritters
1 pint oysters, shucked
3/4 cup oyster juice
2 cups dry biscuit mix
1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon lemon and pepper seasoning
1 cup corn
3/4 cup oil
Drain oysters. In a large bowl beat the
egg then add liquid and biscuit mix. Mix well then add seasonings
and blend in corn.
Heat oil in large frying pan and drop
batter by the tablespoon making sure to include one oyster in each
spoonful. Cook until golden brown on both sides.
Deep Fried Oysters
* 2 quarts vegetable oil for deep frying
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 12 ounces shucked oysters, drained
* 2 eggs, lightly beaten
* 3/4 cup fine bread crumbs
1. Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190
2. Combine flour, salt and black pepper.
Dredge oysters in flour mixture, dip in egg and roll in bread
3. Carefully slide oysters into hot oil.
Cook five at a time until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain
briefly on paper towels. Serve hot.
* 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
* 1/2 cup dry pancake mix
1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high
heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Combine oysters, oyster juice, egg,
salt, pepper and Old Bay Seasoning. Gently stir in pancake mix to
make a thin batter.
3. 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.
4. Fry until golden brown on both sides.
Drain and serve.
* 24 large oysters,
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/8 teaspoon pepper
* dash ground cayenne pepper, optional
* 2 tablespoons cold water
* 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs
Drain oysters. Beat eggs with salt and
pepper and cayenne. Whisk in water. Put bread crumbs in a shallow
bowl. Dip oysters, one at a time, into the egg mixture then into the
bread crumbs. Let rest for 5 minutes before frying. Fry in hot deep
fat at about 375° until golden brown. Serve immediately with
cocktail sauce or tartar sauce, or use in sandwiches.
Recipe for fried oysters serves 4.
breaded with a mixture of cornmeal and flour and seasonings.
* 24 to 36 oysters, raw
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 2 cups cornmeal
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 1 teaspoon pepper
* 2 tablespoons flour
Drain oysters. In a bowl, beat eggs; add
drained oysters and let stand for 10 minutes. Mix cornmeal, sugar,
salt, pepper and flour. Dip oysters in cornmeal mixture and fry in
batches in deep hot oil or shortening -- at about 370° -- until
golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serves 4 to 6.
The difference in pan fried and deep fried is the amount of oil used.
Pan fried require turning in order to cook both sides. The above recipes
can also be pan fried.
12 large fresh
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup bread crumbs*
Salt and pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Place shucked oysters in a colander to
Dip drained oysters in beaten eggs, and
then in bread crumbs seasoned with salt and pepper (coating each
oyster thoroughly). Set aside to dry at least 1/2 hour. NOTE: An
easy way to coat the oysters with the bread crumbs is to place the
crumbs in a resealable plastic bag, add egg-dipped oysters, seal
bag, and then shake.
Heat oil in frying pan (a cast-iron frying
pan if you have one) to 370 degrees F. (or until quite hot). Fry
oysters until golden brown on one side, then turn over each oysters
carefully to brown the other side, approximately 3 to 4 minutes on
each side (fry oyster until golden brown and edges are curled). Do
not overcook or overcrowd in frying pan. Remove from frying pan and
Makes 2 servings.