From America's Best Lost Recipes, cookbook. Corn oysters date back to the late 1800s'. Some of the early recipes were made with "Indian" green corn and the taste was thought to resemble that of oysters. When these fritters hit the hot oil, the batter sputters and invariably a stream of ot trails behind, making them look even more like fried oysters. According to Lois, whose family settled in Maryland in the 1600s, "this recipe is the original and makes truly tender, full of corn flavor, delicate corn oysters."-Lois Blumenthal,York, Pa.