I usually use Ritz Crackers for this project, but we were out. I looked around and found half a box of Chicken in a Biskit crackers. I put them in a Ziplock bag and rolled them flat with the rolling pin from I stole from the playdough box. I think that I was supposed to fill it with water for more weight, but I didn't. I need to get a new wooden rolling pin. Mrs. Bentsen gave me the one I have for a wedding present in 1978, and one handle is now missing. It too is regulated to the playdough box. The kids don't mind. But I digress. Back to the pan fried oyster project.
I poured the oysters into a strainer and rinsed them off well. I always use a strainer in my sink. Don't look too closely at my sink. It is technically clean, but it is permanently stained. It is stained because we have hard water, and over the past 10 years, the finish has been taken off due to the cleaning products that have tried hard to make it clean. I think that we need a new sink, along with a new wooden rolling pin. If I am going to really get into cooking, I need to get this kitchen into shape! Though I am very thankful for my kitchen island.
I beat two eggs, added a bit of half and half and some lemon pepper spice. I soaked a handful of oysters in the egg mixture and then put them in the cracker crumb bag and shook them. until they were coated. In hindsight, I think maybe I would have deleted the half and half, had finer crumbs and and dredged the oysters one by one through the crumbs. If I were out to impress company or was making a cookbook photo, I would do that next time.
They are in the bag, coated and ready to fry.