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.

    1. It is nice to have friends like this!

  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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