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Fried Oyster Spoons

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 4 cups for frying peanut oil
  • 1 pint (approximately 50) shucked Bluffton or other fresh oysters fresh oysters
  • 1 1/2 cups ("all-purpose breading mix") all-purpose coating


Mix all the ingredients for the tartar sauce in a bowl; set aside.

Heat 4 cups of oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat or preheat deep fryer at 350 °F. Cook’s Note: Throw in a drop of water: when it sizzles, the oil is ready.

Pick through the oysters to remove any shells. Pour the coating mixture into a shallow bowl. Dredge the oyster in the coating. Fry oysters until they are golden brown; about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

On each spoon, place a dollop of tartar sauce and top with an oyster. Serve.

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