Deep-Fried Oysters With Hot Sauce

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 mins

Prep. time does not include the time to refrigerate the hot sauce for the flavors to blend well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the ingredients for sauce.
  2. Cover closely and refrigerate for several hours to allow the flavors to blend.
  3. Mix the cornmeal with cayenne, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Dredge the oysters in cornmeal.
  5. Deep fry in batches in oil heated to 375 degrees for about 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately, with hot sauce.
Most Helpful

I use the same breading recipe as this but use equal parts flour and cornmeal. Loved the hot sauce!! I did add a little tabasco. The sauce went very well with the oysters. Thanks!!

Coastal Cook December 03, 2005

Although I used another recipe to bread the oysters, I did serve them with the Hot Sauce recipe. The Hot sauce recipe had a great creamy texture and subtle blend of flavor with a little kick, yet it didn't over-power the flavor of the oysters. I added 1/2 tsp. hot sauce to the recipe, as we like hot & spicy foods. In fact, I'll probably add 1 tsp. next time. I will definitely serve this Hot Sauce with my next oysters.

BeachGirl February 09, 2003