Fried Oysters with Holiday Tartar Sauce Recipe

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 5 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 8-ounce jars shucked oysters, large oysters halved, drained well
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  1. Mix first 4 ingredients and 1/2 teaspoon orange peel in small bowl. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine yellow cornmeal, flour and remaining 1 teaspoon orange peel in medium bowl. Sprinkle oysters with salt and pepper; coat with cornmeal mixture. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oysters and fry until golden and crusty, turning once, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels; drain.
  3. Serve oysters with sauce.