Recipe By Anonymous
Published Jun 18th
Prep 10m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 4 servings Calories 576.8

This is a very simple recipe for fried oysters. You can use the same recipe for shrimp and scallops too.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 quarts vegetable oil for deep frying
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces shucked oysters, drained
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup fine bread crumbs

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 Combine flour, salt and black pepper. Dredge oysters in flour mixture, dip in egg and roll in bread crumbs.
  3. 3 Carefully slide oysters into hot oil. Cook five at a time until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain briefly on paper towels. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 576.8
  • Carbohydrate 27.4 g
  • Cholesterol 99.6 mg
  • Fat 47.9 g
  • Fiber 1.4 g
  • Protein 10 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.7 g
  • Sodium 776 mg
  • Sugar 1.7 g

Chef's Notes

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.


  1. This was great! Replaced the breadcrumbs with wheat Ritz crackers for extra crunch & added a dash of Old Bay to the flour. I don't like oysters but my husband loves them. I even ate one and enjoyed it - the breading was perfect! Will have to try to other foods!
  2. Great recipe! I usually chill the prepared oysters for a few hours before frying. Seems to make the oysters more crunchy.
  3. These were delicious! I haven't had fried oyster in about 20 years. I was young then and they kind of grossed me out. Now that I am older and I had worked up the nerve to try them again I couldn't find a good recipe until now. Thanks so much.
  4. The batter was just too thick for us. We prefer the cornmeal/flour mixture with no egg rather just using the juice of the oysters to make the breading stick. The key to keeping the breading from falling off is to make sure your oil is hot enough. I use an electric skillet to regulate the - Read more ...
  5. Terrific recipe! I used crushed Club Crackers instead of bread crumbs and peanut oil for frying. A pinch of cayenne pepper in the crumbs too!
  6. I used this recipe for shrimp. It was wonderful! It isn't often you can find a recipe that will please a family of 6 but this one did.
  7. I tried this recipe for scallops. It is the recipe I have been looking for. I was never satisfied with any fried scallop recipe I tried. The scallops were delicious. Thanks Christine!!!!
  8. Very delicious and easy, though a lot of the breading was leftover. Others might like to have more than 12 ounces of oysters for this recipe.
  9. This recipe was very helpful. Though I used flour instead of crumbs they turned out great.