Crispy Oven-Fried Oysters Recipe
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Crispy Oven-Fried Oysters Recipe

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These flavorful breaded and baked oysters, served with a zippy jalapeno mayonnaise, were created by Marie Rizzio of Interlochen, Michigan. "I entered this recipe in a seafood contest and took first place in the hors d'oeuvres category," Marie says. "They make an interesting appetizer for entertaining." —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 pint shucked oysters or 2 cans (8 ounceseach) whole oysters, drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 medium jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 75 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, whisk eggs. In a third bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, parsley and garlic salt.
  2. Coat oysters with flour mixture, then dip in eggs, and coat with crumb mixture. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; drizzle with oil.
  3. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the jalapeno mayonnaise ingredients. Serve with oysters. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen (about 2/3 cup jalapeno mayonnaise).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Crispy Oven-Fried Oysters in Taste of Home August/September 2004, p61

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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JennTats 143484
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"I used parmesan cheese because that's what

I had. I also used some soy sauce & lemon juice as an additional season after I baked it. Taste pretty good I will make this again."

4kids2dogsandcat 60455
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"Good snack food, quick to make."

cloverdogjano 137186
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"These were so eay to make and everyone loved them and asked for the recipe, perfect party food can make a lot and ahead of time, dip was excellant as well!"

grannytwoshoes 121177
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"Used 2 cans oysters and the recipe is a good one; family wanted more."

grandmananie 137180
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"I served this for dinner. Absolutely, yummy!!!"

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