Fried Oyster Po'Boy

fried oyster po' boy
Maryse Chevriere


For the Cajun mayonnaise:

For the po'boys:

  • 15 oysters, cleaned, shucked, and removed from their shells, preferably Virginia Salt
  • ½ cup milk, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-pupose flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1-2 tablespoons salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 baguette
  • Cajun mayonnaise (see above)
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced 

What can I say? Fried oysters rock. And in this sandwich, they're the star, featured simply in a fresh baguette with a spicy Cajun mayo, a little lettuce, and sliced tomato.


For the Cajun mayonaise:

Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. 

For the po’boys:

Place the oysters in a small bowl with the ½ cup of milk. Let the oysters soak for about 10-15 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining tablespoon of milk, water, cayenne, and eggs. In another, medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, and salt, and mix until fully integrated.

Fill a large saucepan about half way up with vegetable oil and place over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, it's time to batter the oysters. Take them out of the milk and dunk them in the egg mixture, then, in batches of about 5, drop them into the flour-cornmeal mixture. Cover the oysters in the flour to coat completely and then gently shake off any excess flour.

Next, carefully drop them into the oil, frying only about 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until they are golden-brown. Transfer the oysters to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all of the oysters are cooked. 

To assemble the sandwiches, cut the baguette into three 6-inch loaves and then slit them down the middle leaving one side intact. Slather each side of the bread generously with the mayo, add in a little shredded lettuce and a slice or two of tomato. Finally, add the fried oysters, 5 for each sandwich. 


Calories per serving:

1,986 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 435g 670%
  • Carbs 374g 125%
  • Saturated 30g 151%
  • Fiber 18g 71%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 27g
  • Monounsaturated 212g
  • Polyunsaturated 61g
  • Protein 142g 284%
  • Cholesterol 817mg 272%
  • Sodium 13,238mg 552%
  • Calcium 593mg 59%
  • Magnesium 388mg 97%
  • Potassium 2,748mg 79%
  • Iron 61mg 341%
  • Zinc 132mg 878%
  • Phosphorus 2,129mg 304%
  • Vitamin A 1,013µg 113%
  • Vitamin C 96mg 160%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 229%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 4mg 245%
  • Niacin (B3) 37mg 183%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 71%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 770µg 192%
  • Vitamin B12 122µg 2,025%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 65mg 323%
  • Vitamin K 145µg 181%
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