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Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Fried Bacon-Wrapped Oysters

February 27, 2019
By Capt. Dick May , Pine Island Eagle


1 C flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

2 Pints fresh oysters (about 46) rinsed and drained

23 Bacon slices cut in half

Peanut oil

How to:

1. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish.

2. Dredge oysters in flour mixture.

3. Wrap each oyster with bacon piece and secure with wooden toothpick.

4. Pour peanut oil to a depth of 1 inch in a deep cast iron skillet or Dutch oven and heat to 350 degrees.

5. Fry oysters, in batches, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until bacon is cooked.

6. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Makes 6 8 main dish servings or 23 appetizer servings.

Capt. Dick May is a former, longtime island charter captain and cookbook author.



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