Big John's Cajun Fried Oysters

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a fairly hot dish. Regular hot sauce can be used in the place of Habanero sauce. But Why?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain oysters, reserving the liquid.
  2. Mix oyster liquid, eggs, hot sauce and milk.
  3. Mix cornmeal, cajun seasoning, cayenne and baking powder.
  4. Saute oysters in butter until edges curl.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool.
  6. Dip oysters first in liquid, then dredge in cornmeal mixture.
  7. Fry oysters in hot pepper oil for three minutes over medium heat, turning once, they are done when golden brown.
  8. Remove, drain on paper towels.
  9. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I made this as an appetizer for my husband for Valentines Day. He seemed to really like it.I followed the directions, but the oysters were a little rubbery. Recipe is a keeper though.

Monica Livesay February 17, 2003

My husband loved these! They have some kick to them. For them meek, like me, leave out the habanero sauce.

Tarmas1 January 17, 2003