Panko Fried Oysters for Two

Recipe by BeachGirl
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 2
YIELD: 12 oysters
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • HOT SAUCE: Mix all ingredients together.
  • To allow flavors to blend, refrigerate several hours.
  • Hot Sauce will keep several days in the refrigerator.
  • Be sure to cover it tightly.
  • Line colander with two layers of paper towel.
  • Rinse oysters, drain and put in colander, patting to dry.
  • EGG DIP: In small bowl, add egg and milk; whisk to blend well.
  • If using only egg whites, do not whisk enough to be dry/frothy.
  • FLOUR COATING: Put all ingredients in small plastic bag and shake to mix well.
  • PANKO COATING: in a small bowl, add ingredients and mix well.
  • TO BREAD OYSTERS: Step 1: Dip 2 or 3 oysters in Egg Dip, letting any excess drain off.
  • Step 2: Place them in Flour Coating, shaking to completely coat oysters.
  • Remove from Flour Mixture.
  • Step 3: Repeat step 1.
  • Step 4: Place them in Panko Coating bowl.
  • Roll them over and get them completely coated with bread crumbs.
  • With tongs, gently remove them from breadcrumbs and place in a single layer on a baking tray lined with plastic wrap.
  • Repeat Steps 1-4 until all oysters are breaded.
  • Cover breaded oysters with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or more.
  • This breading can be done up to 8 hours ahead.
  • TO FRY OYSTERS: Heat frying oil in deep pan to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • With tongs, gently remove oysters from baking sheet and gently drop them into the hot oil.
  • Fry the oysters in small (6-8 oysters each) batches to keep from lowering the temperature of the oil too much.
  • Fry about 2 minutes or until golden brown on one side, turn and brown other side (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Remove from oil and drain on layers of paper towels.
  • NOTE: After cooking one batch of oysters, let the temperature of the oil return to about 375, before cooking the next batch.
  • If the oil temperature is not hot enough before adding the oysters, they will taste greasy, rather than light.
  • Serve immediately with Hot Sauce.