Deep Fried Oysters With Dip

Nothing is more rewarding than catching your own fresh food, and one of the easiest fresh foods to harvest are oysters.

While I try not to overindulge on shellfish, it’s hard to refrain from fresh oysters.

This recipe is a little different from most oyster recipes, but it’s one of my favorites.

The deep-fried panko texture coupled with the soft texture of the oyster makes for a great combo.

You can eat these like chicken nuggets or put them in a burger like I did.

Diving for Wild Oysters: Catch and Cook Oyster Burger

Deep Fried Oysters

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 lbs oysters
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup panko
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp salt and pepper
  • 1 ltr cooking oil

For the dip

  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 3 tbsp horseradish
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonaise
  • 1/2 tbsp salt and pepper


  • Mix the ingredients for the sauce and set aside
  • Heat the oil over medium heat until about 350F
  • Rinse the oysters in fresh water. Shuck the oysters and pat dry
  • Set up a breading station with the flour, panko and egg
  • Whisk the egg, and add the seasoning to the flour.
  • Pass an oyster first into the flour and shake of any excess. Next into the egg mixture, and then into the panko.
  • Carefully lower the breaded oyster into the hot oil and cook for approximately 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from oil and place on chopping board for 1 minute for excess oil to drip off
  • Serve as is or eat in a bun with some greens and sauce

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