A 3 Way Oyster Fix
The Oyster Fix
Oysters, oysters, oysters.......What can I say there so sweet and juicy tasting, I fell in love with oysters when I was A kid and going to Virginia with my god parents to see there family, when we use to go we would go out with my god cousin in his boat and they would catch fresh oysters and with my god father being a chef he use to prepare them in many different ways and Man o man where they good fried , on the half shell buffalo style and even po-boy style ...I'm telling you there was nothing better.
I know there were some people who said that oysters were are not safe to eat because of the bacteria it content ....but according to the F.D.A. Oyster are healthy to eat, cooked oysters are generally safe to eat, but raw oysters, can harbor a variety of ills among them virus that can cause upset stomach and even hepatitis , but they say that its extremely rare.
Now in the last a naturally occurring bacteria ''vibrio vulnificus has caused very serious illness and even death in a number of people. Since then the seafood industry has come up with ways to treat raw oysters to kill the bacteria, called post-harvest processing or PHP. Oysters can be frozen, treated with hydrostatic pressure, or pasteurized. Oyster treated this way are designated virtually bacteria-free by the FDA. if YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT EATING RAW OYSTERS JUST ASK YOUR SEAFOOD MARKET TO ORDER POST-HARVEST PROCESSED OYSTERS.
Now if your going to a restaurant ask if the oysters have been post-harvest processed. If they don't, order cooked oysters instead. Now that you have the in and out of oysters lets cook some oysters plus it safer than raw in my book so lets the cooking begin..
3 way oyster fix
The recipe that I want to share with you are great tasting and fried so please enjoy them as much as I do.
fried oysters Fix 1
s fresh select oysters, drained
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/3 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/4 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/4 teaspoons ground red pepper
1/3 teaspoon dried mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Combine oysters and buttermilk in a large shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag. Cover or seal and chill at least 2 hours. Drain oysters well.
Combine flour and the next 9 ingredients. Dredge oysters in flour mixture, shaking off excess.
Pour oil to a depth of 1 inch in a Dutch oven; heat to 370.
Fry oysters, in batches, 3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.
Fried Buffalo oysters: Fix 2
: Prepare fried oysters as directed, omitting the chili powder.
Stir together 1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup hot sauce
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Pour butter mixture evenly over hot fried oysters. Serve oysters with ranch dressing and celery sticks on the side.
Fried oyster Po-boys: Fix 3
Prepare fried oysters as directed
Split 4 french bread rolls in half
Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise and a teaspoon of hot-sauce evenly on cut sides of rolls. Place 1/4 cup shredded iceberg lettuce and one fourth of oysters top the on bottom halves of rolls; cover with roll tops.
This is a triple treat that your going to love so come on and enjoy it now then you can thank me later I my self thank my god father every time I eat them......happy eating.
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