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Southern Style Deep Fried Oysters

Ingredients
  Seafood cocktail sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Oysters/Two 8 / 10 ounce jars shucked oysters 20 , shucked
  Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Yellow cornmeal 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Lemon wedges/Ketchup if desired 6
Directions

Prepare Seafood Cocktail Sauce, if desired.
Drain oysters; pat dry with paper towels.
If oysters are large, cut in half; set aside.
Preheat oven to 165F (75C).
In a wok, deep-fat fryer or heavy saucepan, heat oil to 365F (185C) or until a 1-inch cube of bread turns golden brown in 1 minute.
Season oysters with salt and pepper.
Pour cornmeal into a shallow bowl.
Roll seasoned oysters in cornmeal, coating completely.
Fry 4 or 5 coated oysters at a time until coating is crisp and golden brown.
Do not overcook; drain on paper towels.
Keep warm in oven until all are cooked.
Serve with Seafood Cocktail Sauce, lemon wedges or ketchup, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Fried
Ingredient: 
Seafood

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