Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Legend has is that this dish has powerful aphrodisiac qualities, so be careful (or not!) This is a traditional regional recipe from Hooper's Island, Maryland.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 quart shucked oyster, liquor reserved
  • 12 teaspoon salt substitute
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 2 fluid ounces half-and-half
  • Crisco, for frying

Directions

  1. Beat together the egg, salt, pepper, baking powder, and pancake mix.
  2. Add half and half; beat until smooth.
  3. Add the oysters and liquor.
  4. Stir until the oysters are mixed well.
  5. In an iron (or heavy) skillet, melt Crisco (about ½ inch deep).
  6. Drop the oysters in hot oil.
  7. They will spread out like a flat fritter.
  8. Fry until cooked through.
  9. Serve hot, with pickled relish or cocktail sauce.

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