Saturday, October 20, 2012

Deep Fried Oyster with Tartar Sauce

Deep fried oyster or Kaki fry is a very popular Winter dish in Japan. The cooking process is very simple and easy yet full with flavor. This fried oyster is crispy outside and tender inside goes very with salad and tartar sauce.  Serve as a side dish or main dish with rice. In Japan, serving with hot rice, miso soup, shredded cabbage, and some pickles is very common. 

I have tried many recipes and it came out OK but sometimes soggy. This recipe is adopted from  kyounoryouri's recipe and it came out perfect. Outside battle is very crunchy and oyster inside is yet very juicy and soft. It tastes exactly like the one that serve at restaurant.Thus, I am sharing the recipe here.

Ingredients ( 2 servings)

1 pack (12-14 pieces) of fresh oyster
1/2 cup (50g) dry bread crumbs 
1/2 cup (50g) milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons of cheese powder
Oil for deep fry
1 tablespoon of all purpose flour
Little salt and pepper

Tartar sauce
1 boiled egg
1 tablespoon of finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 teaspoon of chopped pickle ( or substitute with 1 tablespoon of 1000 island dressing)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Little chopped parsley or dry one

Worcester sauce
2 tablespoons of Worcester sauce
2 tablespoons of Japanese soy sauce

Finely shredded cabbage
Slice of lemon or lime


1. Put 1 teaspoon of salt in a water and wash oyster lightly. Strain the well and then soak it in the milk for 10 minutes. Soaking in a milk will remove the fishy odor and make oysters plump.

2. Meanwhile, make the Tartar sauce, chop boiled egg and onion finely. Put it in a bowl, add mayonnaise, dressing or chopped pickle, salt, and parsley. Mix them well and adjust the taste.

3. Add cheese powder, egg into a bowl and mix well. Put bread crumbs into a tray, take oyster out from milk, pad dry with kitchen paper, put them on a tray and sprinkle little pepper and salt. Dust the flour over it lightly.
4. Deep the oyster into the egg, and coat with the bread crumbs. Deep fry them in 165~170℃ oil until turn to golden brown. Take them out and put it on a kitchen paper to remove excess oil. Place them on a plate and serve with tartar sauce, Worcester sauce, shredded cabbage and slice of lemon.

Ready to eat deep fried oyster with rice, miso soup and pickles.


  1. Hi!
    It looks very tasty!
    I'm interested in japanese food and I often go to japanese restaurants here in Sweden.
    I really like your blog!
    Señor H

  2. Hi Señor, Thanks for visiting and the comment. Japanese foods is healthy and easy to prepare at home.

  3. Dar! This food looks amazing and so tasty! If you ever need any Japanese translation , make sure to use a professional company which uses native speakers as this will guarantee high quality work and ensure that your recipes are accurately translated!



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