Sometimes, I get a hankering for fried oysters.
When I do, I usually love me an oyster po' boy with a tangy-creamy remoulade sauce. I thought I'd change it up a bit this time.
So when we still had some oil leftover from frying our Thai Fried Chicken, I'd figure I can fry some oysters for the oil's bon voyage.
I dredged the oysters with some flour, seasoned with chili powder, salt, and pepper, and just dropped them into the oil. A couple of minutes later, I have some spicy oyster balls ready to be flattened in between tortilla.
Added some Tex-Mex cheese (yes, Tex-Mex is our guilty pleasure, and they come pre-shredded too!), some green onions, cilantro, a sprinkling of my lugged-all-the-way-from-LA Tapatío hot sauce -- and there you have it.
(Sound familiar? Why yes, we used this Kraft Tex-Mex cheese and Tapatío combo when we made our Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese with Pipián Verde.)
These fried oyster quesadillas were quite delicious and I couldn't stop at just one quesadilla. I ended up frying more oysters and stuffing myself.
We show our Tapatío hot sauce love here:
Fried Oyster Quesadilla
Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese with Pipián Verde
Homemade Mexican Chorizo Sausage