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Deep-Fried Bacon Wrapped Oysters

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Category: Seafood

 Ingredients List

  • 12 Oysters
  • 1 sl Fresh ginger root
  • 2 tb Soy sauce
  • 2 tb Sherry
  • 1 c Mixed nutmeats
  • 3 sl Bacon
  • 3 tb Smoked ham
  • 2 Scallion stalks
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 c Flour
  • 1 pn Salt
  • 1 ds Pepper
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 1/2 Head lettuce
  • Lemon wedges
  • Chinese parsley

 Directions

1. Shell oysters. Mince ginger root; then combine with soy sauce and
sherry. Add to oysters and let stand 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
Drain, discarding marinade.

2. Meanwhile crush nutmeats almost to a powder. Cut each bacon strip
crosswise in 4 sections. Sliver smoked ham. Cut scallion stalks in 1/2-inch
sections.

3. Dip each oyster in crushed nutmeats; then top with a few ham slivers and
a piece of scallion. Wrap oysters in bacon sections.

4. Beat egg lightly and blend to a batter with flour, salt and pepper. Dip
wrapped oysters in batter to coat.

5. Meanwhile heat oil. Add oysters, a few at a time, and deep-fry until
crisp and golden. Drain on paper toweling.

6. Arrange on a bed of shredded lettuce. Garnish with lemon wedges and
Chinese parsley. VARIATION: For the smoked ham, substitute Chinese sausage.

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