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Maryland Pan-Fried Oysters

Yield 4 to 6 servings


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups fine, dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 (12-ounce) containers Select oysters, drained
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cocktail sauce (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Combine breadcrumbs and flour in a medium mixing bowl. Dredge oysters in breadcrumb mixture; dip in egg mixture, and roll in breadcrumb mixture.

  2. Fry in 1/2 inch hot oil for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain well on paper towels. Serve immediately with cocktail sauce, if desired.

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