Our fried oysters are crispy and a little spicy on the outside and moist on the inside. They're perfect for snacking on by themselves or for tossing on a po'boy!
Heat oil to 360 degrees in a deep fryer or a dutch oven.
Rinse oysters and pat dry with a paper towel.
In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, egg, and hot sauce. Submerge the oysters in the mixture.
In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, and cajun seasoning.
Remove oysters from the buttermilk mixture and use your fingers to "pull" off the excess. Then, coat with cornmeal mixture.
Drop oysters into oil 6-8 at a time, being careful not to crowd. Give the oil time to heat back up between batches.
Let oysters cook 2-3 minutes (depending on size) and pull out when golden brown. Put on paper towels to drain.
- Cracker meal may be substituted for the cornmeal and flour.
- Cajun seasoning may be omitted, but if so add 1-2 teaspoons of salt, according to taste.
Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 199mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 951IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg