October is a month with an "r" in it, and that means the beginning of another oyster season. I prefer my oysters lightly steamed, but here is Mrs. Laura Bragg's (1878-1971) recipe for fried oyster clusters:
Make a batter of 2 eggs, 1/2 c. flour, 2 tbsp. corn meal, salt and pepper. Pour liquor off 1 pt. oysters and stir oysters into the batter. Drop by spoonfuls (2 or 3 oysters in a cluster) into deep fat and fry.
If you can procure some Pamlico Sound oysters, you are in for a treat!
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