Fried Oysters with Cornmeal Batter

Fried Oysters Cornmeal Batter
Fried Oysters Cornmeal Batter. TUGIO MURATA/amanaimagesRF/Getty Images
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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These easy fried oysters are deep fried to perfection with a cornmeal coating.

Serve these crispy fried oysters with tartar sauce, remoulade sauce, or cocktail sauce. Add coleslaw and fries to your menu, or split a French bread baguette and make a po' boy sandwich with them!

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What You'll Need

  • 24 to 36 oysters, raw, well drained, dried
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour

How to Make It

  1. Drain oysters. In a bowl, beat eggs; add drained oysters and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix cornmeal, sugar, salt, pepper and flour.
  3. Dip oysters in cornmeal mixture and fry in batches in deep hot oil or shortening -- at about 370 F -- until golden brown.
  4. Drain on paper towels. 


  • Cajun Seasoned Fried Oysters - Replace 1 teaspoon of salt with 1 teaspoon of a Cajun or Creole seasoning blend.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
438 Calories
12g Fat
53g Carbs
29g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)