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Deep Fried Oysters Recipe
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Deep Fried Oysters

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

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine flour, salt and black pepper. Dredge oysters in flour mixture, dip in egg and roll in bread crumbs.
  3. Carefully slide oysters into hot oil. Cook five at a time until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain briefly on paper towels. Serve hot.
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  • 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.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 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!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 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.

Feb 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.

Jan 05, 2008

Great recipe! I usually chill the prepared oysters for a few hours before frying. Seems to make the oysters more crunchy.

Jan 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!

Dec 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.

Dec 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.

Jan 18, 2003

This recipe was very helpful. Though I used flour instead of crumbs they turned out great.


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  • Calories
  • 577 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 47.9 g
  • 74%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 776 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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