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Pan-Fried Oysters

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“From Family Circle All-Time Favorite Recipes”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 dozen small fresh oysters, shucked
  • 2 eggs
  • 13 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely ground saltine crackers
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Drain oysters; blot oysters dry on paper towels.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs slightly.
  3. Place flour and cracker crumbs on separate sheets of waxed paper.
  4. Lightly coat oysters in flour; shake off the excess; dip into egg, then in crumbs, pressing crumbs to adhere.
  5. Place on a sheet of waxed paper.
  6. Heat 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over med-high heat until butter is melted.
  7. Add 1/3 of the oysters; saute 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Turn oysters and saute another 2 minutes.
  9. Remove to a baking sheet lined with paper towels; keep warm in low oven.
  10. Wipe skillet clean; fry remaining oysters in 2 batches; serve warm.

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