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Christmas Eve Fried Oysters Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pat Roylance
Added: Saturday, November 3, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 to 2 jars small to medium oysters
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs beaten with a splash of water to break down the whites
1/2 to 3/4 cup bread crumbs

Directions:
Directions:
Drain and rinse the oysters; set aside. In three separate bowls, place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs. Heat a frying pan with about ľ to Ĺ inch good vegetable oil. When pan is hot, drudge the oysters through the flour first, then the eggs, and finally the bread crumbs. (Donít mix up the order, or the crumbs wonít stick.) Fry the oyster until golden brown on one side, then flip and brown the other side. Oysters cook fast so donít over cook. They will take only about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve immediately with cocktail and or tarter sauce.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We started our Christmas eve tradition when Michael John was about two. We invited all the family to our house for dinner. The first year, we had no real menu planned, but I found shrimp for a good price, and decided to make that years Christmas eve dinner using sea food. Oysters, shrimp, clam chowder, it just seemed like a fun idea. Well, everyone loved it so much we just keep doing the same thing every year. Now, we always serve sea food, but we mix it up a little by adding new things like crab stuffed mushrooms, or broiled Lobster. Sometimes we make a shrimp scampi, or serve the shrimp cold instead of hot. Some of the menu changes every year depending on what we have available, but one thing never changes and that's the fried oysters. They are served every year, and made only this way.

 

 

 

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