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Crispy Oven-Fried Oysters

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


  • 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 whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise ingredients. Serve with oysters.
Editor's Note
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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  • momofajj
    Sep 15, 2020

    These were amazing!! I baked 425 x 20 minutes. So crispy and yummy. The dip was added perfection!

  • Sarah
    Jun 3, 2020

    The taste of the finished product is like the flour didn’t cook fully. I ate it because the oysters were delicious ... I’d use a different coating.

  • Pamela
    Dec 22, 2019

    Not good. Tasted almost like Oysters Rockefeller but not quite. I ate it but you have to cook it much longer than 15 minutes. I didn’t make the sauce so maybe that’s what it needed. I sprinkled Old Bay on them just to get them down. Glad the oysters were on sale. I might have to stick to frying.

  • right2rich
    Jul 14, 2017

    Poor (and expensive) option for the real thing! One star is being generous considering the mushy crust and chalky/raw flour taste after cooking for the suggested 15 minutes at 400.

  • JennTats
    Feb 4, 2013

    I used parmesan cheese because that's whatI 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
    Dec 24, 2011

    Good snack food, quick to make.

  • cloverdogjano
    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
    Jun 21, 2010

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

  • grandmananie
    Jun 20, 2010

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

  • stronggirl
    Nov 19, 2008

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