Makes 6 to 8 servings
1½ cups (190g) all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp (3.75g) salt
½ tsp (2.5g) paprika
½ tsp (2.5g) garlic powder
1 tbsp (15g) dried mustard
1 tbsp (15g) dried thyme
2 tbsp (15g) baking powder
½ cup sparkling water
5 cups (1185ml) vegetable oil (for frying)
20 medium-size fresh oysters, shucked and dusted with flour
1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Slowly add sparkling water to make a thin batter and reserve.
2. Heat a pot with oil over high heat for 1 minute until it reaches to 375°F.
3. Dip each oyster into the batter until coated. Wait until the oil is smoking and gently lower oysters into oil. Fry five oysters at a time until light brown, about 3 minutes. Remove oysters, drain over paper towels.
This original recipe initially appeared in the Winter 2015/16 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.