Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Eve Fried Oysters

This is the recipie for the saltine crusted fried oysters that were served at the oysterman household on Christmas eve. Enjoy:

Merry Christmas Eve Fried Oysters

1. lightly dust each oyster in flour, salt, and pepper and let them dry on a couple folded paper towels.

Crumble Saltine Crackers with a rolling pin in the long bags they come in.

You don’t want to pulverize the crackers too much or you will get cracker powder rather than the desirable quarter inch size crumbs.

Separate the cracker crumbs from the dust and pour the crumbs into a wide shallow bowl.

Dip each oyster in a bath of eggs beaten with a little whole milk or cream and then cover it in Saltine Cracker crumbs.

Let stand for a minute or so on folded paper towels on a platter then fry in a thick frying pan at medium high heat in about a half an inch of salted (or unsalted) butter until golden brown on each side.

Remove onto another plate with folded paper towels before presenting on a serving platter garnished with lemon wedges and parsley sprigs. Serve with plenty of freshly made Oyster Sauce."


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