Easy Oyster Fritters - The Southern Lady Cooks

If you enjoy oysters you will love these easy oyster fritters. They are really good and pretty easy to make. They make a great appetizer or side dish. We love them dipped in our Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. Not a fan of ranch these are also great dipped in our cocktail sauce. Either works great!  If you love oysters like we do you will probably need to double this recipe. They go fast!

Easy Oyster Fritters Ingredients Needed:

Fresh or canned oysters


Black pepper




Garlic powder

All-purpose flour

Oil for frying

Doing some research on the oyster fritter, I found that many people like oyster fritter sandwiches. There are many different variations but I bet that would be delicious. It can be hard to find fresh oysters in certain regions, I’ve made these with canned oysters many times and they are delicious.

If you have followed our site for any amount of time you know we love all kinds of fritters. These okra fritters and corn fritters are some of our most popular.

Easy Oyster Fritters - The Southern Lady Cooks

Are you reading our digital magazine, Front Porch Life? It’s full of great new recipes, country living, fantastic people, southern charm, cooking tips and so much more. We send it directly to your email so you can start reading, cooking and relaxing immediately! This is our premium content not found on our website. Join 1000’s of others today and start enjoying our magazine! 


Easy Oyster Fritters

Judy Yeager
Easy and delicious!
3.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups of fresh oysters or 2 (8 ounce cans) oysters, drained and rinsed, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • oil for frying


  • Whisk together flour, garlic powder, chopped onion, cayenne, salt and pepper in a bowl. Combine chopped oysters and eggs in another bowl. Mix with spoon.
  • Pour into flour mixture and mix to combine all ingredients until wet. Drop each spoonful of the mixture into hot oil and cook until brown and crispy.
  • Drain on paper towers. Makes about 12 to 15 fritters depending on the size you make them.
Keyword Easy Oyster Fritters
Love this recipe?Let us know by commenting below!
Follow us on Pinterest!

Be sure and pin these delicious oyster fritters:

Click here to follow us on Instagram.

© The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating