Fried Oysters Cesenatico

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups olive oil for frying
  • 2 dozen large oysters, shucked, bottom shells reserved, washed and dried
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour, seasoned with black pepper and nutmeg
  • 4 egg whites, slightly whipped
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
Directions
  • Preheat oil to 365 degrees F.

  • Pick through oysters to make sure there are no shell pieces attached and place in milk. Remove one oyster, shake it dry and dredge in seasoned flour. Remove and dredge in egg whites. Remove, shake off excess liquid, and dredge in bread crumbs. Continue until all oysters are breaded. Place six oysters at a time in hot oil and fry until dark golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and replace in warmed shells. Serve immediately with spumante.


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