The Wellfleet Shellfishermen's Farmers Market will be back in the Fall. In the meantime, please patronize our market sponsor Cape Tip Seafood in Truro or Orleans or Holbrook Oyster in Eastham for Wellfleet's finest shellfish.

Fried Oysters w Oyster Gravy

Fried Oysters w Oyster Gravy
Serves 2

Two Dozen Shucked oysters
1/3 cups flour 
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp Sumac (no sumac try lemon zest) 
1/3 Tablespoons half and half or light cream
Fresh Black Pepper to taste 
Cayenne Pepper to taste
Lemon Wedges

Shuck oysters into a bowl, remove meats while reserving the liquor. Pat meats dry and lay on a drying rack let them dry for 15-20 minutes

Sift flour and mix spices into it in a large container with a lid. 

Take oyster meats and put them in the container with the flour & spices, put the lid on it and gently toss it until oysters are evenly coated.

Heat a skillet with olive oil under medium-high heat. 

Place oysters into the skillet in a single layer being careful to keep them all separated and gently fry for two minutes flip and fry for another two minutes and remove from the pan. It might take two batches depending on the size of your skillet. Do not rise or empty the skillet! 

Reduce heat to low and add the oyster liquor to the skillet and whisk vigorously and slowly add the cream or half and half. Stir until the mixture thickens and drain it into a small serving bowl. Congrats oyster gravy!     

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