The Louisville Natives Rolled Oysters

"This recipe came from Mazzoni's restaurant in Louisville kentucky. They made louisville famous for them"
photo by a user photo by a user
Ready In:
18 oysters




  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Beat together egg and milk; add to flour mixture and mix well.
  • Batter should be stiff, but if it is too stiff to coat the oysters, add additional milk.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Put oysters in batter and stir to coat oysters well.
  • Scoop up three oysters at a time and form them by hand into a croquette.
  • Quickly roll croquette in cornmeal, covering it completely.
  • Repeat with remaining oysters.
  • After all croquettes have been formed, dip each again in batter and dust again with cornmeal.
  • At this point, oysters can be refrigerated until time to fry them.
  • Heat lard to 375°F in a deep fryer.
  • Put 3 rolled oysters at a time in basket and lower into hot fat.
  • The rolled oysters should cook on all sides; it may be necessary to turn them with a pancake turner.
  • Cook through, about 3 to 4 minutes total cooking time.
  • Drain on paper towels.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


Have any thoughts about this recipe? Share it with the community!


Even though I am still young (25) Life experince has aged me alot. I learned to cook at both of my grandmother's knees (One southern American, one southern Irish) when I was about five. By ten I started collecting cookbooks and experinmenting on my own. As a latch key kid I cooked for my four younger brothers and sisters. My mom ran a small deli before she died when I was 17 so alot of my recies debuted there. Now I run my own catering Buisness. I am married to a wnderful man for five years now. I am a six year old daughter, sons who are four and three. We are also raising my 14 year old sister and nine Year old stepsister and have a 16 year old foster daughter, all of which love cooking with me. I am writing a cookbook with the hopes that when I pass I can leave my recipes for them My cookbook collection has now reached over 1200. Thank you for trying and reviewing my recipes.. <img src="">
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes