Those of us from Maryland just love their seafood and that is why you will find so many recipes for every kind of seafood you can imagine here at Welcome Home. I love every fresh fish, shrimp, lobster, crab and fried oysters when they are cooked to perfection! And that's what I bring you today my friends. Delicious breaded fried oysters.
Now fried oysters should never have a fishy smell or taste. If they do, it means they are not fresh. So make sure you know where they come from and when they are caught. I only buy my fresh seafood from Costco because I know that it's fresh.
1 pint shucked oysters
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
Salt, black pepper and Old Bay Seasoning to taste
Oil for frying
Drain the oysters and pat dry with paper towels.
In a shallow bowl, mix together the egg and buttermilk. In another bowl add the cornstarch and in the last bowl, mix together the panko, salt, pepper, and Old Bay.
In batches, dip the oysters into the cornstarch, then into the egg mixture, and then into the panko. Place breaded oysters on a large plate or sheet. Repeat until all the oysters are coated.
In a large, heavy skillet heat 1/2 inch of oil on medium heat until it starts to shimmer....not to the smoking point, but just to the shimmering point. Cook the oysters for 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, until the fried oysters are light golden brown.
Depending on the size of your skillet, you will probably have to do in several batches. Drain on paper towels.
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