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Cajun Fried Oysters - A Simple Spicy Recipe

Don and his wife love to cook. They enjoy new and different recipes and experimenting with interesting combinations of ingredients.

CAJUN FRIED OYSTERS that are easy to make

This simple recipe for Fried Oysters, has a Cajun flavor twist that will be the one you keep going back to, over and over.

Follow this recipe to get the basic cooking process that you need to consistently make these succulent treats, and the courage to adjust the ingredients to make it one of your favorites.

Fried Oysters served on a Couscous Salad

Fried Oysters served on top of a nice salad.

Fried Oysters served on top of a nice salad.

CAJUN Fried Oysters are a Tasty Treat

Sometimes you will just get a taste for something special in your mind.

A taste for something that you have eaten before, somewhere, but you have never actually taken the time to learn how you can prepared it yourself.

This taste idea grows in your head and eventually you just have to make the dish, and make it soon!

But, you realize that you have never cooked this special food before, and are at a loss as to how to start.

So, you break out your best seafood cookbook and find all kinds of fancy possibilities, with all kinds of exotic ingredients and complex preparation methods.

But, all you really wanted was a straightforward recipe to enjoy, that tastes like what you ate that time you stopped in a roadside restaurant in Louisiana for lunch.

That day, they served you the best Fried Oysters you had ever eaten, on a chipped cafe plate, with a side of Grits, and all you had was a cup of scalding coffee to wash it down.

You asked for the recipe, and the waitress just laughed and said;

"Hell, Joe Bob don't use no recipe, he just fries 'em up, just like the Boss taught him, Honey!

If you want some special recipe, then you better go to one of them fancy restaurants over in 'Orleans. They can probably sell you a cookbook written by some famous Chef.

As my Granny would say to this; "Won't be as good as ours though!"

Well, here is one great recipe for your Simple Recipe collection, that I picked up from a cook in Louisiana near New Orleans. You will love it, because it is just a nice simple way to cook Fried Oysters with a little Cajun style spicy kick.


1 dozen large fresh Oysters (in juice)

1/3 cup Flour1 tsp. Butter, melted

4 tbs. water, warm

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1 large Egg, beaten

1/2 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Pepper

1 tbs. Hot Sauce


1. Place two tablespoons of water, the Oysters and their Juice from the container into a saucepan.

2. Add the Hot Sauce and heat, stirring constantly, until a Boil just starts and immediately remove the pan from the heat and let sit for at least 5-minutes.

3. Combine all of the other ingredients in a bowl and mix into a nice smooth batter.

4. Using a cooking oil or preferably fat, heat enough oil to cover at least half of the thickness of a battered Oyster in a frying pan, until a drop of water will dance on the oil.

5. Batter the Oysters, and carefully drop them into the hot oil, taking care not to crowd them.

6. Cook the Oysters until a Golden Brown on one side and then turn and repeat for the other side.

7. Remove the Oysters from the oil, place on a paper towel, to remove excess oil, and serve hot.


NOTE: Place a drop of your favorite Hot Sauce on each Oyster before serving if you really like them a little more spicy.

NOTE: To make this recipe your own, the Batter mixture is a good place to add your favorite spices such as; Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sage, Thyme, or whatever you might like. Experiment!

NOTE: The recipe can be doubled easily.

NOTE: Keep the Grease HOT! Keep the Grease HOT! Keep the Grease HOT!

I can't stress this enough, take care to keep the grease HOT while cooking the Oysters, and again do not crowd them together in the pan

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


CraftytotheCore on April 16, 2014:

Don, this is one spectacular recipe. I love oysters. I live on the east coast, so they are something I grew up eating. Especially when my grandfather turned lobster man after he retired. We go over to this waterfront park where they seed the oyster beds. The kids get a kick out of looking at them all lining the shoreline.

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on March 26, 2014:

Phyllis Doyle - Thanks for the comment on my recipe.

I appreciate the good words.


Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on March 26, 2014:

fpherj48 - Thanks for the response to my simple recipe.

Being a Seafood Lover, i tend to have Seafood in most of my favorite recipes. And, being Lazy, my favorite recipes tend to be easy to make and flavorful.

Thanks again,


Patsy Bell Hobson from zone 6a, Southeast Missouri, USA on March 25, 2014:

Sounds great. Nice hub.

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on March 25, 2014:

Glimmer Twin Fan - Thanks for the kind words about my old recipe. Coming from you, it is an accolade, indeed.


Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on March 25, 2014:

A plate of fried oysters sounds good right now. This seems like a great recipe to try -- also easy to add variations to the coating mix. Glad this hub was brought back out.

Suzie from Carson City on March 25, 2014:

Don...Most recipe hubs do not attract me.....but I do love fried oysters! Truth is, just give me seafood 7 days a week and I'm happy.

Sounds delicious. Best of all it looks easy (I like that part!) I probably would go light on the "cajun," because HOT is not my favorite thing.

Thanks for this. Looking forward to the CONSUMPTION. UP+++

Claudia Porter on March 25, 2014:

Really nice recipe. Shared around.

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on November 27, 2011:

Thanks Arlene, fir the comment. And you are right a dozen of these tasty treats is not enough. And, if you keep that grease hot and the batter thin, you will have one of the best foods you can eat. YUM yourself! I live in Tampa, and I bet I can indvsome fresh ones now????

Arlene V. Poma on November 27, 2011:

A dozen oysters won't do. I have priors and could consume a dozen in no time. I don't share. I could extend a great recipe/cooking experience by driving my truck to Oregon (I'm in Northern California) and visiting an oyster farm. Hmmmm. I could enjoy the recipe and the surroundings at the same time. YUM. People who don't eat oysters don't know what they're missing. More for me. Voted up and bookmarked!

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on November 27, 2011:

Great TDF! This one is a keeper.Simple and you can customize it to your tastes.

Jill Spencer from United States on November 27, 2011:

OMG, Don. I love oysters! The recipe sounds great--and luckily no one else in the family likes them! Will let you know if I do your recipe proud.

Don Bobbitt (author) from Ruskin Florida on November 27, 2011:

Thanks, Missolive. Sometimes you just GOTTA do IT!

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on November 27, 2011:

DANG! You done did it! I want fried oysters NOW !! - LOL

great hub! My mouth is literally watering!

Voted YUM! I mean Up!

kikalina from Europe on November 27, 2011:

never tasted oysters. shame on me.

Sinea Pies from Northeastern United States on October 29, 2011:

Fried oysters are the best! Haven't had any in years. This hub is making me hungry for them....gotta go shopping! :)

Voted up and useful.

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