Crispy Fried Oysters

These are classic Southern-style fried oysters with that delicious crispy cornmeal coating. Serve hot with lemon wedges and tartar or cocktail sauce. These also make a great sandwich filling.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 40 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 24 large raw shucked oysters
  • 3 cups yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1½ tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil

Directions

  • Beat eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Add oysters and stir to coat thoroughly. Set aside.
  • Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, Cajun seasoning, and pepper in a large food storage bag. Working with a few at a time, let excess egg drip off of the oysters and put into the bag. Shake gently to coat oysters thoroughly.
  • Heat oil to 375°F in a deep fryer.
  • Fry oysters in batches for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 24 large raw shucked oysters
  • 3 cups yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1½ tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil

Directions

  • Beat eggs in a medium mixing bowl. Add oysters and stir to coat thoroughly. Set aside.
  • Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, Cajun seasoning, and pepper in a large food storage bag. Working with a few at a time, let excess egg drip off of the oysters and put into the bag. Shake gently to coat oysters thoroughly.
  • Heat oil to 375°F in a deep fryer.
  • Fry oysters in batches for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories640
Total Fat36g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol55mg
Sodium800mg
Total Carbohydrate72g
Dietary Fiber7g
Sugars0g
Protein15g