Deep Fried Oysters


12 large oysters 
1 egg 
2 tbsp (30 ml) water 
seasoned bread crumbs 


Preparation Preheat deep fryer to 375 degrees (200 C.) (or pour about a half inch of cooking oil in a deep frying pan). Drain oysters (shucked, in jars are fine). Dry them between paper towells. Beat together egg and water. Dip oysters in egg mixture, then in bread crumbs. Dip in egg a second time and again in bread crumbs. Let dry for about 1/2 hour. Fry in deep fryer for about 4 minutes. If using frying pan, fry until first side is brown and then turn over to brown other side. Serve with tartar sauce or cocktail sauce.