Oyster Fritters

oyster fritters recipe
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  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 quart of shucked oyster, and their liquor
  • vegetable oil


Using a whisk, beat the eggs in a small bowl. Add the milk and whisk until a bit frothy.

In a second, larger bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper.

Add in the egg mixture and mix until you have a smooth batter.

Fold in the oysters and their liquor until they are evenly coated.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet until very hot.

Ladle out 3 or 4 oysters and fry until golden brown on both sides, about 4 – 6 minutes.

Remove and drain.

Serve with tartar sauce or lemon slices and enjoy the first oyster harvest of the fall.

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