Dorsey's Fried Oysters

Dorsey's Fried Oysters

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"These are the single-fried oysters that my Mom cooked at the market. A simple and delicious appetizer cooked Chesapeake Bay style."


25 m servings 168 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 10.9 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 434 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine oysters, oyster juice, egg, salt, pepper and Old Bay Seasoning. Gently stir in pancake mix to make a thin batter.
  3. Spoon oysters one at a time into hot oil. There should be just enough batter surrounding oysters to coat them but it should not be too thick.
  4. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain and serve.


  • 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. 44 Ratings


I have tried many recipies for fried oysters and this is by far the very best and the easiest!

I used belgium waffle mix and just dipped them in the mix. this was absolutely incredible! I really love the sweet breading. I used cornmeal on a few to see the difference, and the waffle mix...

This gave me some of the most satisfying fried oysters I've ever had. And it is so easy. A huge hit on Valentine's Day. But, I'll be using this recipe lots. Thanks.

I live in the Chesapeake Bay area and over the years was blessed to have loved ones and friends who fried oysters in season and I got spoiled. They've all gone now and while I can buy them out ...

This fried oyster recipe is by far the best we've tried! I'm a HUGE oyster fan and try them everywhere I go and these top most of the restaurant versions I've had! We love that the breading is...

It's simple.. but the flavor and texture is not what I was looking for. I fried them in hot oil.. but they were mushy at the end. Probably a corn meal, flour and potatoe flakes mixture would h...

This was my first time to cook and eat fried oysters. It was very easy to prepare and simply delicious.Iused 1 tsp. of salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Thanks, Dorsey. A real keeper.

Really liked this recipe, takes all the time and mess out of how I usually do it (crackered) and I thought they tasted much better this way. So simple to do and very flavorful. Thanks so much f...

It was very easy and yummy too!