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Beer Batter Fried Oysters


  • 1 pint oysters
  • ½ cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons beer, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 egg whites, stiffly beaten
  • oil for frying

In a small bowl, combine flour, beer, oil, salt and pepper. Fold in egg whites. Roll oysters in batter. Fry in deep fat at 375° F until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes or until done.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor  From: Mariner’s Menu: 30 Years of Fresh Seafood Ideas


October is oyster month for NC.  Wild oyster season is October 15 through April, while farmed oysters are available year-round! 

Erika Young, Coastal and Marine Education Specialist