Deep-Fried Oysters II


Deep-fried oysters, Southern-style. This crisp and spicy coating is sure to please.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for deep-frying

  • 1 quart shucked oysters, drained

  • 2 cups cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt


  1. RInse oysters and soak in fresh water. Heat deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Combine cornmeal, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, black pepper and seasoned salt in a large plastic bag. Place oysters in bag and shake until well coated.

  3. Cook oysters 3 or 4 at a time in hot oil. Oysters will float and be golden brown when done. Drain briefly and serve warm.

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 (per serving)

481 Calories
31g Fat
42g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 481
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 1418mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 284mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.