Easy French-Fried Oysters

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Okay, I know a lot of you will be recoiling in horror at the thought of...gasp...french fried oysters as opposed to fresh oysters on the half shell. Somehow, I missed that boat. I really dislike the slimy texture of uncooked oysters. Yuck. However, I do enjoy hot, crusty  fried oysters on their own or in a decadent sandwich.

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French Fried Oysters


24 large oysters, shucked and picked over for any pieces of shell

2 tbsp lemon juice

3/4 tsp salt

 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper

flour, to coat

1 beaten egg

corn meal (lightly seasoned with salt and black pepper)

vegetable oil for frying


  • Drain liquid from oysters and pat dry with paper towels
  • Sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and black pepper
  • Coat each oyster with flour, dip in beaten egg, then in cornmeal
  • Place each coated oyster on a plate or tray and put in refrigerator for 45min to 1 hr to dry off.
  • Just before serving, heat vegetable oil in deep fryer or deep pan to medium high heat and fry a few at a time until golden brown (about 1 1/2 - 2 min)turning constantly. Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve hot, garnished with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.

I like these fried oysters in a plain hot dog bun slathered with homemade tartar sauce or you could get a little fancier and serve on a toasted kaiser roll with a thick slice of tomato.


Bonus!!!!  Easy Homemade Tartar Sauce



2/3 cup of your favourite mayo

1 tsp grated onion

1 tsp chopped chives

1 tsp chopped parsley

2 drops hot sauce OR 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp chopped sweet pickle

1 tsp chopped capers

1 tsp very finely chopped celery

1/4 tsp mustard

1/8 tsp salt


Combine all ingredients until just mixed and chill (covered) in refrigerator until ready to use.

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