Fried Oyster Sandwich with Cajun Cream Cheese

Fried Oyster Sandwich with Cajun Cream Cheese
Staff Writer
Douglas Sisk

Crispiness, saltiness, and seafood are the defining ingredients for a summer sandwich that’s warm-weather appropriate, which is why we love fried oyster sandwiches. This recipe from chef Douglas Sisk of Miami Beach’s The Social Club gives a nod to the sandwich’s New Orleans upbringing with a Cajun cream cheese spread.

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1
Servings
3108
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Cajun cream cheese

  • 8 Ounces cream cheese
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt, to taste

For the sandwich

  • 3 shucked oysters
  • 1/2 Cup flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 Cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Cup canola oil
  • 2 slices white toast
  • 2 leaves lettuce
  • 1/4 cucumber, sliced thinly
  • 2 slices tomato
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

For the Cajun cream cheese

Place all of the ingredients in a bowl of a food processor, season with salt to taste, and purée until smooth. Set aside and refrigerate until ready to use. 

For the sandwich

Batter each oyster in a little bit of flour, then egg wash, and then the panko breadcrumbs. Heat the canola oil in a sauté pan to 375 degrees. Fry the oysters until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Remove from the oil and immediately season with salt and set on a paper towel to drain. 

Spread the Cajun cream cheese on each slice of white toast and assemble the sandwich with fried oysters, lettuce, cucumber, and tomato. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
313g
100%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
82g
100%
Cholesterol
339mg
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
54g
42%
Protein
31g
67%
Vitamin A, RAE
1043µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
151µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
388mg
39%
Choline, total
104mg
24%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
6µg
0%
Folate, total
64µg
16%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
77mg
24%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
554mg
79%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
30µg
55%
Sodium, Na
1754mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
3µg
20%
Water
340g
13%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Oyster Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Oyster Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.