Oyster Corn Fritters
Preparation
30 MIN
Cooking
12 MIN
Output
24 fritters

Oyster Corn Fritters

Ingredients

    Honey-Lime Sour Cream

  • ½ cup (125 ml) sour cream
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) lime juice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) honey
  • 1 pinch smoked sweet paprika
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • Salt

    Fritters

  • 1 ½ cups (210 g) corn flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup (125 ml) buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup (50 g) finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 24 oysters, scrubbed clean
  • Canola oil, for deep-frying

Preparation

Honey-Lime Sour Cream

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Fritters

  1. Preheat the oil in the deep fryer to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with a paper towel.
  2. In a bowl, combine the corn flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Add the buttermilk, eggs and Parmesan. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  3. With an oyster knife and a thick cloth, shuck the oysters and detach the meat from the shel. Drain the oysters in a sieve over a bowl. Discard the oyster water.
  4. Add the oysters to the batter. With a spoon, remove an oyster coated with batter and with another spoon, gently slide it into the hot oil. Fry a few fritters at a time for about 2 minutes, turning them halfway through cooking, or until golden brown. Drain on the paper towel. Let cool.
  5. Serve with the honey-lime sour cream.