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Potato Chip-Crusted Fried Oysters

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Active time 30 mins
Total time 30 mins

Serves 6


  • Canola oil
  • 1 cup (about 4 1/4 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 4 cups coarsely crushed kettle-cooked potato chips (such as Zapp's Voodoo)
  • 1 pt. fresh oysters, drained
  • Horseradish Remoulade

How to Make It

  1. Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat over high to 360°F.

  2. Meanwhile, stir together flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Stir together buttermilk, egg, and water in a second shallow dish, and place crushed potato chips in a third shallow dish. Dredge oysters in flour; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in crushed chips, pressing to adhere.

  3. Fry oysters, in batches, in hot oil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately with Horseradish Rémoulade.