Fried Oyster Po'Boy

Fried Oyster Po'Boy
fried oyster po' boy

Maryse Chevriere

fried oyster po' boy

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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 145g 223%
  • Carbs 125g 42%
  • Saturated 10g 50%
  • Fiber 6g 24%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 71g
  • Polyunsaturated 20g
  • Protein 47g 95%
  • Cholesterol 272mg 91%
  • Sodium 4,413mg 184%
  • Calcium 198mg 20%
  • Magnesium 129mg 32%
  • Potassium 916mg 26%
  • Iron 20mg 114%
  • Zinc 44mg 293%
  • Phosphorus 710mg 101%
  • Vitamin A 338µg 38%
  • Vitamin C 32mg 53%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 76%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 82%
  • Niacin (B3) 12mg 61%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 24%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 257µg 64%
  • Vitamin B12 41µg 675%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 22mg 108%
  • Vitamin K 48µg 60%
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