Easy Fried Oysters Recipe

Serves/Makes: 24 oysters


  • 24 large raw oysters
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups zatarains seafood batter or cornmeal mix
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Bread crumbs or saltine cracker crumbs
How to cook Easy Fried Oysters:
  • In a bowl, beat eggs and add milk until well mixed. In a medium sized pot, add enough frying oil to deep fry the oysters. Heat the oil to 350°F to 375°F.
  • Place raw oysters in a colander and drain. Feel for loose shells and remove them.
  • Remove oysters and place in a pan, dredging them in the flour mixture until coated well.
  • One by one, take the flour coated oysters out of the flour and dip into the milk/egg mixture until wet. Gently take the wet oysters and place them in cracker crumbs or bread crumbs and coat well with crumbs.
  • Gently place oysters in pre-heated oil. Do not over crowd them. That will cause batter to be removed and you will have naked, fried oysters. You want even coated fried oysters.
  • Cook for 1 minute and gently roll over to cook on the other side for another minute. Usually, 2 minutes is enough. You may go to 3 minutes if you desire a little more golden color. Just don't overcook your oysters.
  • Remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain. Eat the Fried Oysters while they are hot with your favorite dip sauce.


The Easy Fried Oysters is a very affordable dish. This recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.

This recipe for Easy Fried Oysters serves/makes: 24 oysters

The Easy Fried Oysters recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Oysters (more Oysters recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: American (more American recipes)

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