You will enjoy the salty flavor and rich texture of our Chesapeake oysters. Oysters are a very healthy food and high in protein. Oysters can be eaten raw or prepared in a variety of ways such as fried, steamed, broiled & sauteed. They also make a killer oyster fritter. Oysters are caught and shucked daily by our local watermen. They are also available in the shell. Shucked oysters will keep 10-14 days after arrival date.
Handling & Preparation
Live shell oysters will keep 6-7 days if properly refrigerated.
Oysters can be used in a variety of ways, including fritters, oyster stew and casseroles. The recipe is really up to you.
- 1 pint standard oysters, drained
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- vegetable oil, enough to fill a frying pan 1/4 inch deep
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Stir milk into mixture to make a thin batter. Add the oysters without liquor to the batter and stir. Heat the oil in the frying pan. When the oil is hot, spoon the oysters individually with generous amount of the batter into the hot oil. Make each patty about the size of a half dollar. Fry the oysters on both sides until golden. Yield: 30 to 40 .