Southern-Style Fried Oysters Recipe

Fried Oysters
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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These fried oysters are battered and deep fried to perfection. Serve with tartar sauce or cocktail sauce, or use in a fried oyster po'boy.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups oysters (drained and dried thoroughly)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup fine dry breadcrumbs

How to Make It

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt, and paprika.
  2. In another bowl, whisk eggs with water.
  3. Put bread crumbs in a third bowl.
  4. Dip oysters in the flour mixture, then dip in egg, then coat with the fine dry bread crumbs.
  5. Fry in batches in hot oil at about 370° until nicely browned, about 2 minutes.