Dorsey's Fried Oysters

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

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):


  • 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.

  • Editor's Note:

    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.