Fried Oysters

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Serving Size: 4


  • 24 large oysters, shucked
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • dash ground cayenne pepper, optional
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs


Drain oysters. Beat eggs with salt and pepper and cayenne. Whisk in water. Put bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Dip oysters, one at a time, into the egg mixture then into the bread crumbs. Let rest for 5 minutes before frying. Fry in hot deep oil at about 375 degrees until golden brown. Serve immediately with cocktail sauce or tartar sauce, or use in sandwiches.

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