Recipe: Beer-Battered Fried Oysters

Even though we love them raw, sometimes nothing is better than melt-in-your-mouth fried oysters. For po-boys, serve the oysters on warm rolls with arugula, sliced tomato, and tartar sauce.


  • ¾ of a bottle of your favorite beer
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 dozen freshly shucked War Shore oysters
  • Oil to fry

Stir together 6 tablespoons of flour with salt and yolk, and stir. Slowly add the beer into the mix. Cover and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Dredge the oysters in 1/2 cup flour and saltHeat oil to 370 degrees. Dip the dredged oysters into the batter until they are covered with a thick coating of batter, and then carefully place into the hot oil. Fry for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.

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