Oyster Fritters Recipe

Oyster Fritters
Diana Rattray
  • 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.

What You'll Need

  • 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)

How 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.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 1585
    Total Fat 159 g
    Saturated Fat 14 g
    Unsaturated Fat 111 g
    Cholesterol 86 mg
    Sodium 909 mg
    Carbohydrates 35 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Protein 10 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)