Japanese Deep Fried Ginger Oysters Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 - 6


  • 2 dozen fresh oysters, shucked, shells reserved
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 1/2 cup potato starch or cornstarch
  • 2 or 3 dashes ground sansho pepper
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups Japanese-style bread crumbs (panko)
  • 6 cups peanut or vegetable oil (about)
  • 2 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Watercress or parsley
How to cook Japanese Deep Fried Ginger Oysters:
  • Wash and scrub 1/2 of the oyster shells. Rinse well and set aside.
  • Marinate oysters with ginger root and sake 10 minutes.
  • In a shallow pan, mix potato starch and sansho pepper. In a second shallow pan, blend eggs and milk. Place bread crumbs in a third shallow pan.
  • In a wok or shallow heavy saucepan, heat oil to 365°F (185°C). Drain oysters. Roll 3 or 4 oysters in potato starch, then dip into egg mixture.
  • Press oysters in bread crumbs until well coated. Fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Turn several times. Drain on paper towels. Prepare remaining oysters.
  • Arrange oysters on reserved half shells. Mound cabbage and carrot in the center of 1 or 2 platters. Arrange oysters around cabbage.
  • Garnish with tomato, lemon and watercress.


The Japanese Deep Fried Ginger Oysters recipe very easy to prepare and so good!
The Japanese name for this recipe is Kaki No Shoga Age.

This recipe for Japanese Deep Fried Ginger Oysters serves/makes: 4 - 6

The Japanese Deep Fried Ginger Oysters (Kaki No Shoga Age) recipe is adopted from The Japanese Cooking for the American Table.

Main Ingredient: Oysters (more Oysters recipes)
Preparation Method: Deep Fried (more Deep Fried recipes)
Cuisine: Japanese (more Japanese recipes)

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