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Fried Oysters
Fish - Shellfish

Oysters, boiled then fried in butter with strong flavourings and parsley. Served with fried potatoes and toast sippets (Mrs.B)

See also: Fried Oysters in Batter

Original Receipt in 'The Book of Household Management', 1861, edited by Isabella Beeton (See Mrs.B)

286. INGREDIENTS: 3 dozen oysters, 2 oz. butter, 1 tablespoonful of ketchup, a little chopped lemon-peel,½ teaspoonful of chopped parsley.
Mode: Boil the oysters for 1 minute in their own liquor, and drain them; fry them with the butter, ketchup, lemon-peel, and parsley; lay them on a dish, and garnish with fried potatoes, toasted sippets, and parsley. This is a delicious delicacy, and is a favourite Italian dish.
Time: 5 minutes.
Average cost: for this quantity, 1s. 9d.
Seasonable: from September to April.
Sufficient: for 4 persons.

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