Panfried Oysters

Panfried Oysters
Servings: 8 Prep 30 mins Cook 12 mins


  • 3 dozen small fresh oysters, shucked
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, or more
  • 1 cup finely ground saltine cracker crumbs (30 crackers)
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided into thirds
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Make It

1. Drain oysters. Blot oysters dry on paper toweling.

2. Place flour and cracker crumbs on separate sheets of wax paper. Beat eggs slightly in small bowl.

3. Dredge oysters in flour; dip into egg, then in crumbs, pressing crumbs to adhere. Place on wax-paper-lined baking sheet.

4. Heat 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon oil in large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat just until butter is melted. Add a third of the oysters, and saute for 2 minutes until golden brown. Turn over, and saute for another 2 minutes. Remove to a paper-towel-lined tray. Empty skillet and wipe clean. Repeat frying in 2 batches with the remaining oysters. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 249, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 110, carb. (g): 14, pro. (g): 8, sodium (mg): 383, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.