Photo: Peter Frank Edwards
Prep Time
35 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Chill Time
2 Hours
Total Time
3 Hours 45 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 servings

This is a surprising combination for fried oysters. The crispness of the hot oysters and the acidity from the okra and the vinaigrette, along with the creamy, pungent cheese and sweet corn, makes for a nice contrast in flavors.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare Blue Cheese Vinaigrette; set aside.

Step 2

Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a large cast iron or heavy skillet; heat over medium-high heat until oil reaches 350°.

Step 3

Whisk together cracker meal, flours, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon white pepper in a shallow bowl. Dredge oysters in mixture, shaking off excess. Fry, in batches, 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Spoon Blue Cheese Vinaigrette onto 4 serving plates. Top each with fried oysters and Quick Pickled Okra.

Cool Inside: Hank's Seafood Restaurant by Frank McMahon and Melissa Bigner (Wyrick & Company, 2012).

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