Corn Bread Fried Oysters

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 4
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1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs -- lightly beaten
2 cups milk
1/4 cup melted bacon fat or butter
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups peanut oil -- for deep-frying
36 medium freshly shucked oysters
6 medium Lemon wedges -- as accompaniment

Preparation / Directions:

In a medium bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, eggs, milk, bacon fat, baking powder and salt. Stir until the batter is smooth. In a large saucepan or deep-fryer, heat the oil to 375F. Dredge each oyster in the cornmeal batter and fry in batches until golden brown, about 1 minute. Remove the oysters with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve with lemon wedges.


Nutritional Information:

7152 Calories (kcal); 677g Total Fat; (84% calories from fat); 51g Protein; 236g Carbohydrate; 440mg Cholesterol; 2887mg Sodium

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