Deep Fried Oysters

Jennifer H


I acquired a taste for oysters when I was 10 years old, but the oysters had to be deep fried! 26 years later, I still will only eat them deep fried.

I think this recipe is simple, yet packs big flavor. I hope you enjoy it.

★★★★★ 3 votes
10 Min
10 Min


1 1/4 c
cups cracker meal, see note
1/2 c
cup flour
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
onion powder
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
1 lb
standard gulf or eastern oysters packed in their juices
peanut or canola oil for frying


1Heat oil in a saucepan over medium high heat until a thermometer registers 350 to 375 degrees.
2Mix together the cracker meal and flour and spices. Place cracker meal mixture in a shallow pan or food storage bag.
3Shake oysters from oyster juices. Add enough oysters to cracker meal to fit into the first batch of hot oil
4Fry until oysters float to the top, about 3 minutes, turning once with tongs.
5Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining oysters. Serve with lemon wedges.
6Note: to make cracker meal crush saltine crackers or oyster crackers in a food storage bag. Roll with a rolling pin to achieve very fine crumbs.

About Deep Fried Oysters

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtag: #oysters