Deep fried oyster wraps. Yes, you read right, deep fried oyster wraps. Don’t knock em till you’ve tried em ;-). I wasn’t going to post this because well… honestly? I was a bit ashamed to. It’s no secret, when some people hear the words “deep fried”, they turn and run in the other direction. So when the BFF came over and asked if I’ve been making anything new? These of course came straight to mind (there are no secrets between BFF’s). Then when she asked if I was going to do a post on them, my response was, “Heck no, woman! Are you crazy?!’. The truth was that I didn’t want the blogging world knowing that I eat this kind of stuff. By “this kind of stuff” I mean something Richard Simmons wouldn’t touch even with a five foot pole.
Truth be told, I’m no Richard Simmons. I mean, dude is adorable and all but, well…let’s just stop there for both our sakes. Anyways, this is what I eat, this is my blog, and I really enjoyed the meal so why not share it? My blog is not a health blog and I am not here to try to make myself look like an all around healthy eater. So BFF, this one’s for you ;-). This recipe makes about 6 oysters. I used one oyster per wrap. My hubby, also known as “The Hungry Hubby”, used 2 oysters per wrap. What veggies you choose to use in the wrap is up to you. Also, I don’t have a deep fryer so these instructions are for deep frying in a 5 – 6 quart sauce pan.
Ingredients for deep fried oysters (makes about 6 medium sized oysters):
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 2 quarts vegetable oil (or just enough to cover the oysters)
2. Fill a sauce pan with enough vegetable oil to cover two oysters at a time and heat the oil on high heat for five minutes.
3. After five minutes, turn oil down to medium heat.
4. Roll oyster around in flour until completely covered. Shake off extra flour.
5. Dip oyster in eggs until fully covered. Flip to cover the other side.
6. Roll oyster in Panko bread crumbs until fully covered.
7. Carefully and slowly slide oyster into the oil and fry for about one and a half minutes per side or until both sides are golden brown. (No longer than two minutes per side.)
8. Drain fried oysters on paper towel.
Because I’m such a (in the words of my hubby) “DORK”, no worries, I’ve called him much worse (naughty wink and smirk), I used my tomato plate in an attempt to make it look more healthy, but who am I kidding? This is pure guilty pleasure. There, consider that your warning ;-).
Ingredients for wraps: (makes 2 wraps)
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 handful bean sprouts
- 1 small sweet pepper sliced into strips
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- Thai sweet red chili sauce
- 2 tortilla shells
- 1 or 2 deep fried oysters per wrap
I bought this Thai sweet red chili sauce from Costco – LOVE IT!
A bit of an Asian wrap, I’d say :-).
Can’t forget my beloved cheese :-P.
This is optional, but I wrapped it and microwaved it for 30 seconds just to melt the cheese. I like my cheese ooey gooey. I left one end open because it was too hard to wrap up both ends.
See those streaks? Sauce started dripping out the bottom end so I shamelessly tried to swipe it up with my wrap.
This was the best wrap I’ve ever had. Hubby agreed and we both wondered why nobody sells these (not that we know of at least). They’re so so easy, quick, and delicious. Definitely not an eat two or three times a week type of meal, but if you’re looking for something quick, fun, a bit naughty and delicious to eat, this is your meal. If you don’t have the sauce, please look for it. This sauce and the deep fried oysters are the stars of this meal. This recipe and wrap would work well with shrimp also. Enjoy!
I washed this down with some Chrysanthemum Tea.
Chrysanthemum tea is known to help aid digestion of greasy foods. It is also “classified as a cool, acrid herb which is good for relieving heat of the upper body“. You can read more about the benefits and nutritional value of chrysanthemum tea here.
So, BFF…when are you coming over for some deep fried oyster wraps? Oh, and it’s obvious by now that I have no problem using the term BFF like a giddy little teenage girl. No offense to any teenage girls reading this. If anything, I’d much rather be your age again, trust me. Until next time, friends and family :-D.