These are the single-fried oysters that my Mom cooked at the market. A simple and delicious appetizer cooked Chesapeake Bay style.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
- 1 pint shucked oysters and juice
- 1 egg, beaten
- salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM
- 1/2 cup dry pancake mix
Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Combine oysters, oyster juice, egg, salt, pepper and Old Bay Seasoning. Gently stir in pancake mix to make a thin batter.
Spoon oysters one at a time into hot oil. There should be just enough batter surrounding oysters to coat them but it should not be too thick.
Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain and serve.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.