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Kitchen Guy Oysters Guilford


1 pint select Maryland oysters with liquor
1 pint seasoned breadcrumbs
corn oil
1 egg
1/2-teaspoon fresh crushed black pepper

For the Cocktail Sauce
Old Bay Seasoning
Fresh ground horseradish
Fresh lemon wedge

In a bowl, mix the oysters and liquor with a beaten egg and black pepper. Pour the seasoned breadcrumbs into a second bowl. Heat a 1/4-inch layer of corn oil in the frying pan. Using pincers or a fork, dip one oyster at a time into the bowl of breadcrumbs and coat thoroughly. Remove each coated oyster and place into the preheated corn oil.

As the oysters cook, mix the cocktail sauce. Mix the amount you will need to the strength you like. Start with 1/4 cup of catsup and add 1/2 teaspoon of horseradish, a strong shake of Old Bay, and a big squeeze of lemon. Taste and correct the horseradish, Old Bay, and lemon.

The oysters can cook anywhere from 3 to 10 minutes depending on their size and the heat of the oil. Remove the finished oysters from the pan and place on a paper towel. Serve with the cocktail sauce and lemon wedges.