Fried Oysters w/Chipotle-Lime Dipping Sauce

Diane Atherton


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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
5 Min
Deep Fry



  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    self rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp
    all purpose seasoning (i use everglades)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 pt
    oysters, drained
  • ·
    cooking oil for frying

  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp
    cilantro, dried
  • 1 tsp
    lime juice
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • ·
    salt to taste

  • 1/2 c
  • 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

How to Make Fried Oysters w/Chipotle-Lime Dipping Sauce


  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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About Fried Oysters w/Chipotle-Lime Dipping Sauce

Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American

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