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
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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

How to Make Deep Fried Oysters


  • 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.

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About Deep Fried Oysters

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

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