This is a very simple recipe for fried oysters. You can use the same recipe for shrimp and scallops too.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Combine flour, salt and black pepper. Dredge oysters in flour mixture, dip in egg and roll in bread crumbs.

  • Carefully slide oysters into hot oil. Cook five at a time until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain briefly on paper towels. Serve hot.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

576.8 calories; 10 g protein; 27.4 g carbohydrates; 99.6 mg cholesterol; 776 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2003
I tried this recipe for scallops. It is the recipe I have been looking for. I was never satisfied with any fried scallop recipe I tried. The scallops were delicious. Thanks Christine!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2006
The batter was just too thick for us. We prefer the cornmeal/flour mixture with no egg rather just using the juice of the oysters to make the breading stick. The key to keeping the breading from falling off is to make sure your oil is hot enough. I use an electric skillet to regulate the heat of the oil. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2006
The batter was just too thick for us. We prefer the cornmeal/flour mixture with no egg rather just using the juice of the oysters to make the breading stick. The key to keeping the breading from falling off is to make sure your oil is hot enough. I use an electric skillet to regulate the heat of the oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2003
I tried this recipe for scallops. It is the recipe I have been looking for. I was never satisfied with any fried scallop recipe I tried. The scallops were delicious. Thanks Christine!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2003
Very delicious and easy though a lot of the breading was leftover. Others might like to have more than 12 ounces of oysters for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2008
Great recipe! I usually chill the prepared oysters for a few hours before frying. Seems to make the oysters more crunchy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
I used this recipe for shrimp. It was wonderful! It isn't often you can find a recipe that will please a family of 6 but this one did. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2009
This was great! Replaced the breadcrumbs with wheat Ritz crackers for extra crunch & added a dash of Old Bay to the flour. I don't like oysters but my husband loves them. I even ate one and enjoyed it - the breading was perfect! Will have to try to other foods! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
These were delicious! I haven't had fried oyster in about 20 years. I was young then and they kind of grossed me out. Now that I am older and I had worked up the nerve to try them again I couldn't find a good recipe until now. Thanks so much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2003
This recipe was very helpful. Though I used flour instead of crumbs they turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2006
Terrific recipe! I used crushed Club Crackers instead of bread crumbs and peanut oil for frying. A pinch of cayenne pepper in the crumbs too! Read More
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