Deep Fried Oysters Recipe
Recipe for deep fried oysters.
½ pint of oysters, two eggs, ½ pint of milk, sufficient
flour to make the batter; pepper and salt to taste; when liked,
a little nutmeg; hot lard.
Scald the oysters in their own liquor, beard them, and lay them
on a cloth to drain thoroughly. Break the eggs into a basin, mix
the flour with them, add the milk gradually, with nutmeg and seasoning,
and put the oysters in a batter. Make some lard hot in a deep frying
pan; put in the oysters one at a time; when done, take them up with
a sharp pointed skewer and dish them on a napkin. Deep fried oysters
are frequently used for garnishing boiled fish, and then a few bread
crumbs should be added to the flour.