Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
My dad loves to have a good old southern fish/seafood fry. This is the recipe he uses for fried oysters.
- 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 (12 ounce) containersfresh oysters, drained
- vegetable oil
- In a mixing bowl, add the first 3 ingredients; stir to combine.
- In another bowl, combine the egg and milk; whisk to combine.
- Dip oysters in egg mixture, then dredge in flour mixture.
- Add oil to 2-3 inch depth in a cast-iron dutch oven; heat to 375 degrees.
- Fry oysters in oil until golden, turning once.
- Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
The flavor of these was good (love the addition of the cayenne), but I had a problem with the coating coming off the oysters. I think maybe my oil wasn't hot enough, so I'm going to try this recipe again making sure the oil is quite hot before adding the oysters.
This is a really great recipe. It is nice and crispy. I usually just put flour and egg on mine but not anymore. I am gong to start using this recipe. Thanks for posting Nurse Di.
NurseDi, this recipe brings back great memories. My Dad, like yours, loved Southern Fried Oysters. My Mom would make them JUST for him; and cuz he loved them--I grew to love them too. Mom would sometime used finely ground saltines in place of the cornmeal. Thanks for posting this; I'm on my way to the seafood store to taste those memories as well.