Crispy Oven-Fried Oysters

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


about 2-1/2 dozen (about 2/3 cup jalapeno mayonnaise)

Updated: Jun. 29, 2023
I entered this recipe for breaded and baked oysters with a zippy jalapeno mayonnaise in a seafood contest and took first place in the hors d'oeuvres category. These oven-fried oysters make an interesting appetizer for entertaining. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
Crispy Oven-Fried Oysters Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large 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 ounces each) 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 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, whisk eggs. In a third bowl, combine 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 15x10x1-in. baking pan; drizzle with oil.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise ingredients. Serve with oysters.

Oven-Fried Oysters Tips

How do you store oven-fried oysters?

If you're not going to eat these oven-fried oysters right away, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Here are more tips on how long leftovers last.

Can you use frozen oysters for this oven-fried oysters recipe?

Yes! You can use frozen shucked oysters for this recipe, just make sure you fully defrost them first. If you’re looking for more ways to use frozen, fresh or canned oysters, try one of these other oyster recipes, including a classic oysters Rockefeller.

How can you tell if oysters are fully cooked?

You can tell these oysters are done once they are golden brown on the outside and the edges are curled. When cooking them in the shell, you can tell when they’re done when the shell begins to open.

Sarah Tramonte, Taste of Home Associate Culinary Producer
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 oyster with about 1 teaspoon jalapeno mayonnaise: 75 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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