Pan-Fried Oysters with Golden Toasts, at Dusk

We spent the weekend at the FoodShed auxiliary (our cabin) down on the Peninsula. October has been unseasonably dry here, so we had the luxury of exploring our area in warm weather, under stunning blue skies. Part of our tour involved a stop at Minterbrook Oyster Company, which is our go-to place for local shellfish.

Pan Fried Oysters at Dusk
Pan Fried Oysters at Dusk

To start, shuck 18 oysters. Eat several, just to be sure they’re good.

Fresh Shucked Minterbrook Oysters
Fresh Shucked Minterbrook Oysters

Fresh herbs are the key here. We are lucky to have cabin friends right next door to us with an amazing herb garden that we plunder regularly. In a bowl, mix together 2 cups flour and 1 cup panko bread crumbs. Stir in 2 tablespoons fresh chopped thyme, 1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon, and 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley.

Dredge each oyster in the flour mixture. Heat a large stainless steel fry pan over medium-high heat and lightly coat the bottom with grapeseed oil (or any oil with a high smoke point). Fry each oyster about a minute to a minute and a half on each side, until they’re golden brown.

Fresh in the Pan
Fresh in the Pan

Meanwhile, in an oven heated to 400, toast sliced bread brushed with olive oil so you have nice golden toasts.

Breaded Oysters
Breaded Oysters

Enjoy your oysters on toast with a lovely crisp white wine and several friends.

Pan Fried Oysters at Dusk
Pan Fried Oysters at Dusk

The salmon were jumping everywhere – We’ll be back next weekend, poles in hand, and hopefully a new blog post about our delicious catch.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs.
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 18 freshly shucked oysters
  • 6 slices of bread
  • some olive oil (for the bread)
  • some high-smoke point oil (like grapeseed or canola) (for the oysters)

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One thought on “Pan-Fried Oysters with Golden Toasts, at Dusk”

  1. Love fried oysters. Don’t love how they stink up the house, but such is the price you have to pay…these sound delicious, especially enjoyed on the coast and washed down with a beer. Jealous!!

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