Oysters deep fry is one of my special treats to my family and friends.
Whenever I do oysters for a meal, snack or just to enjoy, I take special care about its freshness.
These shell fish are always enjoyed fresh and raw with a touch of salt and a dash of lemon juice over it then tilting your head backwards and slipping the slippery snail from its shell into your mouth and swallow - not that that is at all necessary!
But sometime it can also be deep fried and then magically turned into an appetizer of a fried kind.
This is one of those special kinds of seafood that not only has a taste, so unique that it's fit for a king, but it rewards you with a jewel so round and shinning and so unique it steals your companions heart without much convincing from your "romantic" fleur!
Whenever I thing of a reason to use these shell fish in a dish, I can’t help thinking about tropical islands and white beaches.
Romance just springs to mind and I get the urge to forget that I'm not so young anymore.
But then reality steps in and all I can see are those hungry eyes and there I find myself in front of the stove busy with what I do best.
So, here’s my version of oysters as an appetizers.
1 ½ tsp. salt
I cup of low fat milk
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. butter
12 shucked Oysters
Oil to deep-fry
Rinse the shells in clean water and keep it dry.
Chop the meat of the shell fish into bite size pieces.
Combine the flour with the baking powder and the salt.
I like to put in a bit of garlic and ginger at this point.
Then we can melt the butter on a stove at a low to medium heat.
Heat the oil in a deep fryer or deep frying pan to around 180° C or 350° F.
Beat the eggs and add the melted butter and milk.
This needs to be mixed well before we can add the dry ingredients to blend it until it’s nice and smooth.
Dip the meat pieces into batter before dropping it into the oil.
Warning: Make sure at this point that the shell fish are dry and do not contain any water.
Water and oil is a dangerous combination and can explode resulting in severe burns.
Fry the meat for about 2 to 3 minutes until it turns to a golden brown turning them over after a minute or so.
Place the fried oysters on a paper towel or soft cloth to drain off access oil.
You can serve them with a dip sauce of your choice or season it with spicy dry seasoning.
This being an
appetizer and only an in-betweener, it's fitting to serve it with dry martini’s
or any dry white wine.
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