1 1/2 pints fresh oysters
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
Vegetable oil (for frying)
Drain oysters thoroughly in colander.
Combine cornmeal, salt, flour, black pepper and cayenne in a small bowl.
Roll oysters in cornmeal mixture a few at a time, coating evenly.
Fry a few at a time in deep oil heated to 375 degrees F. Fry for about 2 minutes or just until light brown.
Drain on paper towels.
Keep warm in 200 degrees F oven until all oysters are fried.
Serve with cocktail sauce.
Yield: 4 servings