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Caesar Salad with Fried Oysters..Caesar Salad with Fried Oysters


1 head Florida Romaine lettuce 2 cups croutons
head Florida iceberg lettuce   Fried Florida Oysters (see recipe below)
1 cup Caesar salad dressing   anchovies (optional)
cup grated Parmesan cheese    

Wash lettuce, pat dry and tear into bite-sized pieces. Place lettuce in large salad bowl, add dressing and toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and croutons and toss well. Arrange lettuce mixture on salad plates and top with fried oysters and anchovies.

Yield: 6 servings

Fried Oysters

1 pint shucked Florida oysters teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons Florida milk teaspoon pepper
cup all-purpose flour   oil for pan frying
cup dry bread crumbs    
  or cracker crumbs    


Drain oysters and remove any remaining shell pieces. In small bowl or pie plate combine flour, bread or cracker crumbs, salt and pepper. In a heavy skillet heat inch oil until hot but not smoking. Add milk to oysters and stir. Individually, coat oysters with flour mixture and drop into hot oil. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Place on absorbent paper to drain.
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