Fried Oysters
Preparation
20 MIN
Cooking
15 MIN
Output
36

Fried Oysters

Ingredients

    Batter

  • 1 cup (250 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) pale ale
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water

    Oysters

  • 36 shelled oysters, patted dry
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Canola oil, for frying 

  • Malt vinegar (optional)
  • Lemon wedges (optional)

Preparation

Batter

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, and salt. Add the beer and water and stir with a whisk until the batter is smooth. Set aside. 


Oysters

  1. Preheat the oil in the deep fryer at high temperature. Preheat the oven to 38 °C (100 °F). Place a sheet of paper towel or wire rack on a baking sheet.
  2. In a bowl, dust the oyster with the flour and shake to remove any excess. Coat with the batter. Fried the oysters, about six at a time, until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain on the baking sheet. Set aside in the warm oven and repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve with a dash of malt vinegar or lemon wedges.