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  • 24 shucked oysters, medium to large sized
  • 2 C buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 C cornmeal, white
  • 3/4 C AP Flour
  • 1 TBLS Bayou Catch cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • canola or peanut oil for frying
  • 1 C mayo
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 TBLS fresh parsley, chopped
  • few dashes of Tabasco
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 2 TBLS stone ground mustard
  • 2 TBLS ketchup
  • 2 tsp capers, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
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OMG, is all I can say. These Southern Fried Oysters were crunchy on the outside, and SO super tender on the inside. This may be one of the best recipes out there. To give them a southern touch and a little kick, I used an amazing seasoning blend, Bayou Catch, from Kitchen Crafted! You can find their fabulous blends of spreads and seasonings in most local grocery stores. Feel free to substitute with trusty Old Bay.

This dish will make a great appetizer, or you could even use to create a Po’ Boy! In addition, you are also going to love, love, love this homemade remoulade sauce. Southern Fried Oysters can be on your table in less than twenty minutes. This recipe will yield approximately two dozen fried oysters. Believe me, they will be devoured in seconds! So, you may want to consider making more.

I used oysters from The Carolina Meat & Fish Co. Have them shucked for you, or buy them by the pint. Shucked oysters are a high commodity during the holidays. They can also be used for Oyster Stew (on my list to make) and for an incredible Oyster Dressing. Highly recommend using medium-to-large sized oysters for this recipe.

a plate of southern fried oysters and a jar of Bayou Catch


Heat to between 375 and 400 degrees, enough of the oil in a cast iron pot or pan, to cover the oysters. I am in love with this deep cast iron pot from Lodge. Click here to purchase. Honestly, you really need one of these in your kitchen! Pour the buttermilk in a bowl. Add the oysters. Be sure to drain off any oyster liquor before you add to the buttermilk.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, all-purpose flour, cajun seasoning and kosher salt. Transfer the oysters from the buttermilk to the flour mixture. Fully coat. Double dip, if you want. I always do! As you finish coating each oyster, transfer them to a baking rack coated with non-stick spray. This allows the coating to dry just a touch. Using this baking rack technique is also perfect for Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Click here to check out my recipe!

While the oysters are drying. Combine all of the ingredients for the remoulade sauce. Reserve in fridge.

Place coated oysters in hot oil. Do this in batches. The oysters will fry up quickly. Very quickly. It will only about a minute. Remove from fryer and place on paper towel, or in a paper bag to drain excess oil. Salt immediately. Serve these Southern Fried Oysters with the homemade remoulade sauce and ENJOY!!!

Love oysters? You will love my recipe for Oysters Rockefeller, Grilled Oysters, and Oyster Shooters.


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