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Fried Oysters

A total classic. Serve these easy, crispy fried oytsers à la carte or stuffed into a po'boy—there's no wrong way to eat 'em!

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Servings

Ingredients

For Serving

  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Optional dips for serving: tartar sauce, mignonette sauce, hot sauce, aioli, pesto, etc.
  • Optional serving accompaniments: vegetables, crackers, toasts, etc.

Nutrition Facts

calories
96
total fat
4.1g
saturated fat
0.7g
trans fat
0.6g
cholesterol
44mg
sodium
115mg
total carbohydrates
10g
fiber
1g
total sugars
1g
protein
4g
vitamin d
1%
calcium
3%
iron
15%
potassium
2%

Instructions

  1. In 3 separate small bowls, fill one bowl with flour, and another with bread crumbs. In the third bowl, beat the eggs and water together.
  2. Gently press sardines in flour, then dip in egg, then coat with bread crumbs.
  3. Fill frying pan with about 1/4-inch of oil. Heat on medium-high heat to 375°F. Gently placed coated oysters in oil in a single layer (cook in batches if needed).
  4. Fry oysters on each side until crispy and golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with minced parsley.
  6. Serve with lemon wedges, dips, and accompaniments of choice.

Nutrition Facts

calories
96
total fat
4.1g
saturated fat
0.7g
trans fat
0.6g
cholesterol
44mg
sodium
115mg
total carbohydrates
10g
fiber
1g
total sugars
1g
protein
4g
vitamin d
1%
calcium
3%
iron
15%
potassium
2%
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