Fried Oyster Spoons

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 50 spoons
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Tarragon Tartar Sauce:

1 cup mayonnaise

3 shallots, chopped

1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar

2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped

2 tablespoons capers


4 cups peanut oil, for frying

1 pint (approximately 50) shucked Bluffton or other fresh oysters

1 1/2 cups all-purpose coating (recommended: Golden Dip All Purpose Breading Mix)


  1. Mix all the ingredients for the tartar sauce in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat 4 cups of oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat or preheat deep fryer at 350 degrees F. Cook's Note: Throw in a drop of water: when it sizzles, the oil is ready.
  3. Pick through the oysters to remove any shells. Pour the coating mixture into a shallow bowl. Dredge the oyster in the coating. Fry oysters until they are golden brown; about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  4. On each spoon, place a dollop of tartar sauce and top with an oyster. Serve.