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Whether you’re looking for a simple fried oyster recipe or want to live on the edge and spice things up with southern flare, you will not be disappointed with these tips and tricks to the perfect fried oysters!
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Fried Oysters Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a simple fried oyster recipe or want to live on the edge and spice things up with southern flare, you will not be disappointed with these tips and tricks to the perfect fried oysters!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried oysters
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 90kcal
Author: TipBuzz

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen raw oysters approx.
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • lemon (optional for serving)

Instructions

  • Add about 2-inches of oil to a large pot (or a deep fryer) and heat to 350˚F.
  • Whisk together flour, yellow corn meal, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.
  • Beat the eggs in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add the oysters to the egg and let them sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove the oyster one by one, letting the excess drip off, and dredge through the flour mixture, tapping off the excess.
  • Carefully add the oysters in the hot oil in batches. Fry until golden and crisp, about 2-3 minutes. (Make sure to adjust the heat during frying and make sure to keep the temperature between 300-350˚F.)
  • Remove the fried oyster to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.
  • Serve with hot sauce and enjoy! You can sprinkle with more salt and pepper.

Notes

  • Adjust the heat during frying and make sure to keep the temperature between 300-350˚F.
  • Fried oysters cook fast (about 1-2minutes), so don’t take your eyes off them!
  • Drain briefly on a paper towel after frying to rid of any excess oil.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg