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Fried P&J Oysters with Louisiana Caviar Ranch


Fried Oysters

1 cup cornmeal

3 cups flour

1 pint pank breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon celery salt

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 teaspoon cayenne

1 tablespoon chopped tarragon

1 cup lightly beaten egg whites

24 oysters, shucked

Louisiana Caviar “Ranch Dressing”

2 ½ cups buttermilk

2 ½ cups mayonnaise

1 ½ cups sour cream

2 tablespoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons onion powder

2 tablespoons celery salt

1 ounce lemon juice

1 tablespoon paddlefish roe

Tabasco, salt, & white pepper to taste


Mix together all dry ingredients. Dredge the oysters in the egg whites then in the bread crumb mixture. Fry the oysters in hot oil until golden brown. Louisiana Caviar “Ranch Dressing” Combine all ingredients except paddlefish roe and whip until well combined. Fold in paddlefish roe.  
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