Here is our traditional family recipe and enjoy National Oyster Day (even if it is one day late)!
1 jar small oysters (mediums will also work); this should give you 5-7 oysters
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup flour
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
salt and black pepper (about 1/2 tsp each)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
4-6 tablespoons olive oil (you will probably only need 3-4 tablespoons)
Lemon Slice, Ketchup, Tarter Sauce...optional
Directions:Rinse and soak oysters in cold water for 30 minutes then drain and carefully pat dry.
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
Beat egg and milk together in shallow bowl. Set aside.
Mix flour, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper and garlic powder in a large ziploc bag and set aside.
Carefully add 2 oysters at a time to the egg wash and then place in the flour mixture. Give them a good shake in the bag then place them in the hot pan. Repeat until all your oysters are in the pan frying.
I like to cook my oysters for about 10 minutes aside, until dark brown...adding additional oil if needed.
I serve my oysters plain with a ramekin of ketchup on the side.