Fried Oyster Recipe (with Video)
by Nathan Glass on Mar 02, 2023
Southern Fried Oyster Recipe
You'll love these restaurant-quality crispy Southern Fried Oysters! They've got a nice crunchy coating and a delicious flavor! There's no need to go out to have restaurant-quality fried oysters.
Make them in your own kitchen in minutes with this easy two-step recipe and a few simple ingredients! When I want to make fried seafood at home, this is my go-to fried oyster recipe: fresh oysters, soaked in beer battered egg wash, then tossed in a fish fry mixture seasoned with a little Creole seasoning and crispy fried to a nice golden brown!
2 dozen freshly shucked oysters
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 large eggs
1 can of your favorite IPA or light beer (optional)
2 cups New Orleans style fish fry mix
1 frying oil, vegetable or peanut
Rinse to clean oysters, then begin shucking each oyster into a colander
Drain oysters in colander for about 15 minutes
In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, heavy whipping cream, and IPA or light beer
Place drained oysters in mixing bowl; pour egg wash mixture over oysters coating well; allow to rest while you make the breading
In a large mixing bowl, add fish fry mix
Use tongs and remove an oyster from the egg wash and place it in the breading mixture; coat well.
In a heavy-duty stockpot (cast iron or cast enamel), heat oil to 325 - 350°F; (use a reliable thermometer)
Once oil is to the correct temperature, place breaded oysters in oil in a single layer; allow to cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown; remove with tongs, spider or slotted spoon and place on paper towel; repeat process until all oysters are fried.
Slice lemon and squeeze over fried oysters.