Deep Fried Oysters

Deep Fried Oysters


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


20 m servings 577 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 577 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 47.9 g
  • 74%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.4g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 776 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.


  • 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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  1. 49 Ratings


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 fr...

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!!!!

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.

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

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 enjo...

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.

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 could...

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

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!