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Fried Cotuit Oyster Po Boy Sandwich Recipe

Original recipe courtesy of @annarossiofficial

**Serves 2**


For the Oysters

12 large fresh oysters, shucked

1 cup buttermilk

2 TBS hot sauce, Melinda’s is great

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup cornmeal, medium grind

1 TBS cajun spice blend

4 cups canola oil for frying

For the Remoulade

1 cup good mayonnaise, Hellmann’s is always great

¼ cup spicy mustard

1 clove garlic, crushed and minced

2 tsp prepared horseradish

1 tsp Cajun spice blend

1 TBS hot sauce, more or less to taste

2 TBS minced dill pickle or capers

For the Pickled Kale & Veggie Mix

1 cup apple cider vinegar

2 TBS granulated sugar

1 TBS kosher salt

3 cups kale, julienned

½ cup fenned, thinly sliced

5 radishes, thinly slices

For the Fixin’s

2 small 6” long baguettes


1 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded

1 tomato, thinly sliced

Pickled Kale and Veggie Mix

Fried Oysters

Fresh herbs, like dill and parsley for garnish

Lemon half, for garnish

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For the Oysters

  1. In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk and hot sauce. Marinate the shucked oysters in the mixture for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. 
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the frying oil in a shallow, medium saucepan to 350*
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, and Cajun spice blend.
  4. Dredge the oysters through the flour mixture.  Shake off any extra flour and place in hot oil.
  5. With a slotted spoon, carefully move oysters a little to be sure they aren't sticking to the bottom. Flip once, frying for 1-2 minutes a side or until the color is golden brown.
  6. Remove from the hot oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate to collect extra oil.

For the Remoulade

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Taste. Adjust seasoning by adding more salt, hot sauce or lemon juice.  Keep chilled until ready to serve. 

For the Pickled Kale & Veggie Mix

  1. In a medium bowl, dissolve sugar and salt in apple cider vinegar. 
  2. Submerge veggies, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 days. 

To assemble

  1. Slice the baguette lengthwise, brush with mayonnaise, and grill.
  2. Place a generous spread of Remoulade down on the base. Top with shredded iceberg and sliced tomatoes.  Add pickled vegetables and fried oysters.  Top oysters with more remoulade and dress with pinches of fresh herbs like dill and parsley.  Blitz with lemon juice and serve immediately.  

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