The Local Palate Newsletter
Sign up to recieve news, updates, recipes, cocktails and web exclusives about food culture in the south

Share this article via email

Subscribe

Subscribe
Save 72% off of newsstand price now!

Subscribe to The Local Palate
Savor the South Newsletter Subscribe Digital Edition Customer Service Send a Gift App Store Google Play

Sign up

Get the latest from the Local Palate, straight to your inbox.

Masa Flash Fried Oysters with Spring Garlic Dressing

Ingredients

For the dressing:

½ cup mayonnaise

½ cup avocado

⅓ cup sour cream

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 teaspoons Maggi seasoning

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

1 cup sliced spring onions

¼ cup parsley leaves

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

For the oysters:

3 dozen Gulf oysters, shucked

2 cups egg whites, lightly beaten

2 pounds masa flour (we prefer Maseca brand)

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons kosher salt, divided

1 cup sliced spring onions

Peanut oil for frying

Directions

1. Make the dressing: Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and reserve.

2. Make the oysters: In a bowl, mix oysters and egg whites together. In a separate bowl, whisk together the masa, cayenne, and 1 tablespoon of the salt. In a large cast-iron skillet fitted with a deep-fry thermometer, bring TK inches of oil to 300-325 degrees over medium-high heat. Dredge a few oysters in the masa and fry until golden brown, about 1 minute. Drain on paper towel-lined sheet tray. Repeat with remaining oysters. Sprinkle oysters with spring onions and remaining salt and serve with the dressing on the side.

Print Recipe