Oh, wow this salad. Simple greens, onions, and tomatoes with a vinaigrette, oysters fried two different ways, and my favorite Spicy Cajun Remoulade Sauce. So simple, yet so full of flavor. If you are like me and you love fried oysters, you’re going to love this recipe. I opted not to mix the oysters into the salad because of my food allergy (corn–oh the sacrifices), but these would be beautiful mixed right in on top of the greens with the light vinaigrette. This salad is inspired by one of my favorite local restaurants.
So let me back up a little, I have not been a life-long oyster lover. Growing up my Mom always would fry shrimp and oysters because she and my sister loved oysters and my Dad and I preferred the shrimp. Honestly, I don’t even know if I ever tried them, I just had in my mind that I didn’t like oysters. Well since my palate has greatly expanded now I absolutely love all of the delicious brininess of these little mollusks.
Most places in the South fry oysters in a cornmeal-flour batter. This is usually the preferred method, but I opted to fry them two different ways–cornmeal-flour and flour ( good ole corn allergy). Both are pretty simple and really delicious. My favorite is actually flour, but the hubs absolutely loves cornmeal.