Ok, I will go on the record here — I am not a fan of oysters. Something about them just grosses me out…lol. My first kitchen job was at a seafood restaurant in Florida–and I had to handle and prepare oysters all the time. Here is a recipe for Oyster Fritters that I adapted from their recipe. My father used to love these!

24 ounces shucked oysters, fresh or frozen
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
dash cayenne pepper
2/3 cup water
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 egg white, stiffly beaten

If the oysters are frozen, make sure you thaw them. Drain the oysters and spread them out on a paper towel to absorb excess moisture. Sift the flour, salt and cayenne pepper together. Combine the water, butter and egg yolk and gradually add it to the dry ingredients. Stir until batter is just blended. Let stand 30 minutes. Fold in egg whites. Dip the oysters in the batter and fry them immediately in 375 degrees F. oil for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with tartar sauce.
Serves 6