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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Fried Oysters Remoulade

Every once in a while, you just have to go with the fried food, and screw the consequences.

Epicurious doesn't have this recipe, though they have one close to it. The difference is Jasper White came up with the one in the book--the definitive remoulade, he says, and it certainly is a good one. I departed from the recipe when it came to the oysters, because I didn't have Saltines to crush. I substituted Carr's rosemary crackers and threw in a few pretzel sticks.

They were great. Dr. and Mrs. S. loved them, Dr. S. I think more so since oysters are at the top of his favorite food list, and he loves fried food too, not that he often gets it. His comment? "These were WONDERFUL!"

So like I said...not every day, but once in a while won't kill you!

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