Southern-Style Fried Oysters Recipe

Fried Oysters
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Ratings (28)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
185 Calories
5g Fat
25g Carbs
6g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps 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.