Hangtown Fry

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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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Comments:
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

How to Make Hangtown Fry

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.

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About Hangtown Fry

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



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