- Saltines or cracker meal
- 2 cups flour
- 2 pints select oysters
- ½ cup milk
- 1 egg beaten
- canola oil
Drain oysters in colander. Meanwhile, whip together milk and egg mixture. Dip oysters into egg mixture (I like to work with 4 oysters at a time) then into flour mixture being careful to coat evenly. Lay on top of a large platter covered with paper towels. You will need more than one platter. When all oysters are breaded place in refrigerator for at least 45 minutes uncovered. They need to dry so that flour mixture will stick to them when you fry them.
In a large skillet add enough oil so that it is about 1 inch high. When oil is hot add oysters and cook for 3 minutes on first side, then turn over and cook for 2 minutes on other side. Remove to platter covered with a few layers of paper towels to drain excess oil. Serve immediately with cocktail sauce. You will probably need to cook these in 2 to 3 separate batches.
These are the best fried oysters I have ever eaten.
1 cup ketchup
¼ tsp. mustard powder
¼ cup horseradish in jar
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Mix together above ingredients well. You may make this a few hours in advance. It is so easy to make. Always use fresh lemon juice.
This blows away expensive store bought cocktail sauce in a jar.