Hangtown Fry

Mikekey K

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@Mikekey

An oyster omelet. Legend says a miner walked into the Cary Hotel in Hangtown during the California Gold Rush and demanded the most expensive dish. Eggs were over a dollar a piece and oyster were even more expensive, so this is what the chef came up with. Use jarred small Pacific oysters, drained and patted dry.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

12 small
raw oysters, patted dry (jarred oysters)
salt and pepper, to taste
1 c
all purpose flour
1 large
egg, beaten
cracker crumbs, as needed
3 Tbsp
unsalted butter
8 large
eggs, beaten

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix flour with salt and pepper in a shallow bowl. In another bowl, beat 1 egg. In another bowl, add cracker crumbs. Beat 8 eggs in another mixing bowl and set aside.
2
Heat butter in large skillet over medium-high heat.
3
Dip oyster in flour mixture, then egg, then roll in cracker crumbs. Repeat with all oysters.
Fry in butter until browned; turn them over and fry other side until browned.
4
Leaving oysters in pan, pour eggs over them and cook until firm. Flip the omelet over and cook on other side until done.
5
Divide into 2 or 4 portions and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American