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t's pan-fried oysters

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

These delicious oysters are lightly crunchy on the outside and soft and delectably succulent on the inside. They make for a very quick and easy meal. Just add a side salad and some garlic bread and you have dinner in no time; perfect for Valentine's day. Most folks know that oysters are a purported aphrodisiac, but did you know that they are a good source of zinc, a mineral vital to the immune system?

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For t's pan-fried oysters

  • 2 pt
    shucked fresh oysters
  • 1 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    louisiana seafood seasoning (more or less to personal taste)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt to taste
  • canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • cocktail sauce for serving

How To Make t's pan-fried oysters

  • 1
    Drain and rinse oysters, examining each for any bits of shell.
  • 2
    To a one gallon food storage bag, add one cup self-rising flour, 1/2 cup cornmeal and 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning; shake well to combine.
  • 3
    One at a time, add oysters to the flour, shaking bag after each addition. Set aside.
  • 4
    Add about 1/4 to 1/3 inch of oil to fry pan. Heat over medium/medium-high heat until oil begins to shimmer (not smoke!)
  • 5
    Gently shake the oyster bag to cover any moist spots on the oysters with flour. Carefully place floured oysters, one at a time, into the hot oil. Fry (in 2 batches) for approximately 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove to absorbent paper.
  • 6
    Plate and serve immediately with your favorite cocktail sauce. *Note: Recipe may be halved.