Fried oysters make great appetizers and the main items for sandwiches, like Oyster Po’ Boys. Here’s how to make them easily.

Fried Oysters


Fried Oysters


  • Fresh oysters, shucked
  • Dry tempera mix
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Heat oil to 375 degrees F.
  2. After shucking oysters, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Toss the oysters in dry tempera mix (not prepared, just the dry mixture). Shake to remove extra mixture.
  4. Fry in hot oil until browned, and cooked through.
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