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Deep Fried Oysters

This recipe is super easy to follow to make the perfect fried oyster. It's saltiness is balanced out with a sweet Hoisin sauce.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer


Wet Batter:

  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 300 mL cold beer


  • Rinse and pat dry your oysters ahead of time. (You just want them as dry as possible).
  • Preheat oil to 375°F.
  • Mix wet batter ingredients together (make sure to do this step after oil is preheated to keep the batter cold).
  • Coat oysters in corn starch then dip in wet batter and fry in oil until golden brown (about 2 minutes)
  • Let them cool on a plate and serve with hoisin sauce!


Tip: I like to keep one or two ice cubes in the batter to keep it consistently cold while I cook the oysters.
Keyword deep fried, oysters