Deep Fried Oysters

1
Jennifer J

By
@chocolate_cutie

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
3-4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • 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
    paprika
  • 1 lb
    standard gulf or eastern oysters packed in their juices
  • ·
    peanut or canola oil for frying

How to Make Deep Fried Oysters

Step-by-Step

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

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About Deep Fried Oysters

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtag: #oysters



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