Posted by / Monday, January 20, 2014

Simple Fried Oysters with Hot Sauce

Sometimes you come a cross a couple dozen oysters and you just want to have a quick lunch. This happened to me last week when friends dropped off about 2 dozen Rappahannock oysters that they had farmed right out in front of their river cottage. On a rainy cold day in RVA, I headed out back to shuck and toss down a few.

2 dozen oysters, 3 eggs, and some cornmeal mixed with pepper, salt, and old bay.

Heating up peanut oil in a cast iron pan, oysters were quickly dredged and tossed into the hot oil.

Out from the pan and sprinkled with a generous amount of Peg's Salt.

Splashed with homemade hot sauce from The Roosevelt.

It made for the perfect satisfying lunch on this cold dreary day in January.

I had these guys straight off the pan, if you want to take it a step further you could make Po' Boys. Sometimes lunch is simple. It should always be local.

E.A.T. local E.A.T well
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  1. I need more friends like yours.

  2. These look great! I'm not that good at sucking oysters. The last time my boyfriend and I sucked 2 dozen oysters (for oysters Rockefeller), it took us almost an hour. We just need more practice lol!

    1. Yes it does take some practice and a good knife also really helps! Practice does make perfect!


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An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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