THE BEST Fried Oyster Sandwich

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Shopkeep Apron in Indigo Denim from Yum Yum Smile Shop

Fresh local oysters fried to the perfect crispness, stuffed inside a sweet slit-top brioche bun and slathered in a magical spicy remoulade sauce. BOOM! Heaven on a lunch plate. 
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The Best Fried Oyster Sandwich with Cool Smoke Remoulade
(makes 4 sandwiches)

What you need: 
For Oysters
1 pint shucked oysters (about 36 small oysters)
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons Cool Smoke Everything Rub (can substitute Old Bay Seasoning or your favorite rub)
Canola oil for frying
Flake Sea Salt
4 split-top brioche buns (toasting optional)
4 lemon wedges for garnish
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley for garnish
For Cool Smoke Remoulade
1 1/2 cups Duke’s Mayonnaise
1/4 cup stone ground mustard
1 tablespoon drained capers
1 tablespoon pickle juice
1 teaspoon horseradish
1 teaspoon hot sauce (your fave)
1 tablespoon Cool Smoke Everything Rub (can substitute Old Bay Seasoning or your favorite rub)
1 minced garlic

What to do: 
1. Soak Oysters: In a medium bowl add buttermilk and drained oysters. Set aside.
2. Make Dry Coating: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, bread crumbs, corn meal and 2 tablespoons Cool Smoke Everything Rub. Set aside.
3. Make Cool Smoke Remoulade: In a medium bowl, stir together all remoulade ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use.
4. Fry Oysters: Pour 3-4 inches of oil into a deep heavy-bottomed pot and heat to 350°F. Remove oysters one at a time from buttermilk and shake off, then dredge in the flour mixture and shake off any excess. Working in batches, carefully add the oysters to the hot oil and fry until golden brown and crisp (about 2 minutes), drain on paper towels and sprinkle immediately with flake sea salt. Continue with the rest of the oysters.
5. Make Sandwiches: Slather the inside of the rolls with Cool Smoke Remoulade. Stuff hot oysters into the roll and top with another spoonful of sauce. Squeeze lemon over each sandwich and garnish with chopped parsley. BOOM! Serve immediately.

*Watch the IGTV making this sandwich!
*Make sure to check out my friend Ashley Strickland Freeman’s new book The Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook -75 Recipes Celebrating the Perfect Condiment 
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One comment

  1. Hi Libbie,

    My name is Andrea and I work for White Stone Oysters (whitestoneoysters.com), a Virginia oyster farm that focuses on the most premium oysters.

    I love your, Best fried oyster sandwich and we would love to be included.

    Would you mind including a link to White Stone in your recipe? Our product can be found in Michelin star restaurants and our hope for 2021 is to share our oysters with more people at home with friends and family.

    For those who want to shuck the oysters themselves, they can be found here: https://www.whitestoneoysters.com/products/white-stone-oysters

    For those who want an easier oyster option, we have fresh shuck oysters and put them in a jar, you can find those here: https://www.whitestoneoysters.com/products/wandering-waders-1-qt-jarred-oysters

    Thank you in advance,

    Andrea

    Comment by Andrea on July 6, 2021 at 11:17 am













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