Fried Oysters w/Chipotle-Lime Dipping Sauce

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By Diane Atherton
from PINE MOUNTAIN, GA

I have to admit, I won't eat a raw oyster, not even if you paid me lots of money. Fried on the other hand, I just can't get enough. This is the way we like ours fried, hope you enjoy! Only difference in our house is the dipping sauce. He likes his with a cocktail sauce and I like mine with the Chipotle Lime Dipping sauce. Thanks to Homesick Texan for this wonderful dipping sauce. http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/2011/02/fried-oysters-chipotle-lime-sauce.html

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients

  • OYSTERS
  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    self rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp
    all purpose seasoning (i use everglades)
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 pt
    oysters, drained
  • cooking oil for frying
  • CHIPOTLE LIME DIPPING SAUCE
  • 1/2 to 1
    canned chipotle in adobo, finely chopped (depending on how hot you like it)
  • 1/2 tsp
    adobo sauce from the chipotle can
  • 1/2 c
    mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp
    cilantro, dried
  • 1 tsp
    lime juice
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • salt to taste
  • COCKTAIL SAUCE
  • 1/2 c
    ketchup
  • 1/2 c
    chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    horseradish sauce, prepared
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lemo juice
  • louisiana hot sauce to taste, couple dashes
  • salt to taste
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How To Make

  • 1
    OYSTERS: In a heavy pot, over medium heat, add 3 to 4 inches of vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees F. NOTE: I use an electric deep fryer.
  • 2
    In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and cornmeal with the all purpose seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • 3
    Drain oysters well. In a medium bowl, pour the buttermilk over the oysters. Lift the oysters out of the buttermilk, letting any excess drip off, and dredge them in the seasoned flour mixture.
  • 4
    Fry them in batches, turning them often, until golden, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  • 5
    CHIPOTLE LIME DIPPING SAUCE: In a small bowl, mix together chipotle, adobo sauce, mayonnaise, cilantro lime juice, and cumin. Taste and add salt, and adjust seasonings. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 6
    COCKTAIL SAUCE: Mix all ingredients together.

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