Watching an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network turned us on to the Deep Fried Oyster Po' Boy Sandwich. I found the recipe online and it called for 36 ingredients! Thirty six. That wasn't going to happen so I decided to make my own less complicated sandwich.
- 2 jars of oysters (by all means use fresh if you can get them)
- 1 bag of Fish Fry Coating
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 Egg slightly beaten
- Hot Pepper Sauce (I used Tabasco brand)
- 1 loaf sweet French bread
- Shredded lettuce
- Fresh (Vine Ripe Tomatoes, sliced thin)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Oil for deep frying
- In a large pot will tall sides pour enough vegetable oil to reach a depth of three inches. Heat oil over high heat then turn down to medium.
- Rinse oysters and pat dry with paper towels. Dredge oysters through coating mix and put back on paper towels. In a medium bowl, beat egg slightly. Add milk and hot sauce to your liking. Dip the oysters into the egg/milk liquid then dredge in the coating mix again. Immediately place the oyster into the hot oil using tongs. Fry only three or four at a time to avoid cooling the oil down too much and the oysters becoming greasy. When golden brown remove from oil and drain on a cookie sheet lined with paper towel. Repeat until all the oysters are fried.
- Slice the bread lengthwise and put mayonnaise on both sides, again to your taste preference. Put lots of shredded lettuce on the top half, followed by the sliced tomato, then generously sprinkly with ground black pepper.
- Line up the fried oysters on the opposite side. If you like something else on your sandwich go ahead and add it now. You might want some thin sliced onions, or some crispy fried onions, maybe some pepperocinis. The world is your oyster. Make it your own.
- Carefully close the top over the bottom and slice the sandwich into serving size pieces. I had a rather small loaf of bread and I sliced mine into thirds.