Fried Oysters

These are very crisp and you’ll find the oil doesn’t stick to the oysters if your oil is at the proper temperature (375°F). If you slow-fry them, they’ll be loaded with oil. If you fast fry, they won’t. Be sure to drain the oil on paper towels.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 24 freshly shucked oysters in their juice
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. whole milk
  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. double-acting baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 medium lemon, cut into wedges.

Directions

  • Set the oysters in a colander to drain. Beat the egg and milk together in a shallow bowl.
  • Combine flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, baking powder, and nutmeg in a paper bag and shake until combined. Turn out on a large piece of waxed paper. Dip the oysters in the egg-milk combination and roll them in the flour mixture.
  • Bring the oil to 375°F in a heavy-bottomed frying pan.
  • Fry the oysters a few at a time until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 24 freshly shucked oysters in their juice
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. whole milk
  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. double-acting baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 medium lemon, cut into wedges.

Directions

  • Set the oysters in a colander to drain. Beat the egg and milk together in a shallow bowl.
  • Combine flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, baking powder, and nutmeg in a paper bag and shake until combined. Turn out on a large piece of waxed paper. Dip the oysters in the egg-milk combination and roll them in the flour mixture.
  • Bring the oil to 375°F in a heavy-bottomed frying pan.
  • Fry the oysters a few at a time until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories600
Total Fat37g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol175mg
Sodium680mg
Total Carbohydrate27g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars0g
Protein31g