Oyster Fritters

Oyster fritters
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 21 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

These oyster fritters are made with a thick batter and lots of chopped oysters.  They make a great snack or appetizer with tartar sauce or cocktail sauce.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour, 10 ounces (​dip and sweep)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oysters (drained and chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat about 1 to 2 inches of oil in a deep heavy skillet to about 365 F.

  2. Whisk the eggs and milk together in a small bowl.

  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in another bowl, and blend well. Add the egg and milk mixture, and blend with a spoon until smooth.

  4. Stir the chopped oysters into the batter, and drop by spoonful into the hot fat. A cookie scoop works well to keep them small and round.

  5. Cook in batches, turning to brown both sides. Drain on paper towels.