Fried Oysters in Endive Leaves

Fried Oysters in Endive LeavesIt’s the most wonderful time of the year—for oysters! These scrumptious Fried Oysters in Endive Leaves are served with a creamy Louisiana rémoulade sauce. 

Fried Oysters in Endive Leaves
Makes 12
  • ¼ cup prepared rémoulade sauce
  • ½ (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 12 fresh oysters, shelled, drained, and patted dry
  • 4 cups canola oil, plus more as needed for frying
  • 12 fresh endive leaves
  • Garnish: sliced green onions
  1. In a small bowl, stir together rémoulade and cream cheese until very smooth; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, and Cajun seasoning. Add oysters, and toss to coat completely.
  3. In a medium saucepan, pour oil to a depth of 3 inches. Heat oil over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350°. Working in batches, fry oysters until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels; keep warm.
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture into bottom of each endive leaf. Top each with 1 fried oyster. Garnish with green onions, if desired. Serve immediately.

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