Crispy Oysters with Chile Dipping Sauce

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
10 min
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup fine cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon crab boil seasoning
  • 1 quart iced soda water
  • 1 dozen shucked Chesapeake Bay oysters
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup naturally brewed soy sauce
  • 3 Thai bird chiles, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Mixed greens, for plating
Directions

Preheat a fryer or wok filled 1/2 way with oil to 400 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, Old Bay and slowly add the soda until a pancake batter consistency is achieved. Dip each oyster in the batter and fry until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes. Season lightly with salt. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the vinegar, soy, chiles, sugar and sesame oil.

PLATING: Cover a large platter with greens and place a small bowl of dipping sauce in the middle. Surround with hot oysters.


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