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How To Cook The Best Fried Oysters You Will Ever Eat!
Every year about this time I start cooking up great big batches of oysters usually in several different ways but mostly fried. And people who eat my special double dipped deep fried oysters quite often tell me that I make the best fried oysters in the world.
I have had people call me from several states away and yes even from other countries and ask me how to cook my world famous deep fried oysters. A lot of the credit about how I cook belongs to my late mother and grandmother. Both ladies taught me quite a bit about how to cook. My grandmother taught me how to make the perfect deep fried foods and my mother taught me how to add just the right amount of seasonings among a few other things. Let me tell you a secret. You want to be sure to scroll up there to that picture of perfect fried oysters and check out that link to the Green Tomato Apple Pie or click the name of the pie there. That pie is just perfect with deep fried oysters. My grandmother used to make them about this time of year every year and they were oh so delicious. So be sure you check it out.
If your going to be cooking oysters just for one or two people you might get by with just a pint of oysters but to be on the safe side get a quart and fry them up by the below recipe and invite a few friends over to eat some delicious fried oysters. And you just might want to make that delicious pie I was telling you about to go along with the oysters. But I warn you if you do you'll have all kinds of people showing up hungry every time you go to fry oysters.
In order to make the best fried oysters that you will ever eat you need to buy your oysters and when you get ready to cook your oysters you will want to wash your oysters thoroughly under cold running water. You can save the liquid that was on the oysters to use in other seafood dishes if you wish.
You will need the below items to make perfect deep fried oysters.
1. A home deep fryer with a lift out basket.
2. Two large bowls. One of these will be used to mix you buttermilk and eggs in and one will be used to mix your dry ingredients in.
3. A large tray to drain your oysters on and a large roll of paper towels. You will line the tray with a triple layer of paper towels to drain your oysters on.
You will want to put vegetable cooking oil in your deep fryer and pre-heat the deep fryer to 350 degrees. Don't heat up your deep fryer until you get ready to cook your deep fried oysters.
Now in one of your large bowls you want to mix 2 cups of buttermilk and six large eggs and mix it very smooth with a hand electric mixer.
In the other large bowl mix 2 cups of self rising flour, 2 tablespoons of self rising cornmeal, 1 teaspoon of sea salt ( ground ) , 1 teaspoon of black pepper ground, and 1 level teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper. Mix all together real well.
Now when you get ready to fry your oysters you are going to have to start off by double breading your oysters. To do this put your washed oysters a few at a time into the mixed up eggs and buttermilk. Then they go into the dry breading.
Once you have all the oysters breaded the first time then bread them all again by first placing the once breaded oysters into the mixed up eggs and buttermilk and then back into the dry mix again.
Once you get all your oysters double breaded your going to want to fry your oysters a few at a time in the deep fat fryer in 350 degree oil. Let them get golden brown and flip them over with a large fork in the hot oil if you need to. Drain your oysters on paper towels and serve with cocktail sauce and tartar sauce. I guarantee you that you have just made the best fried oysters that you will ever eat in your life.
If you make these oysters please post a comment below. Feel free to post your comments or questions below now. And thanks for reading.