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Battered Oysters with Crème Fraiche and Chives

Serves 2 Cook Time 15 mins Prep Time 5 mins



Heat 4-5 cm oil in a saucepan on medium heat. In a bowl, add flour and soda water. Whisk until the batter is smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Place oysters in batter until fully coated.


Add coated oyster to hot oil and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove oyster from oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place a small dollop of crème fraiche in each oyster shell. Add fried oyster.  Top with another dollop of crème fraiche and garnish with chives and lemon zest.


6 Tasmanian Pacific oysters

Vegetable oil for frying

¼ cup plain flour

⅔ cup soda water (chilled)

1 lemon, zested

1 bunch chives, finely chopped

2 tablespoons crème fraiche


Where to buy

The Fish Man

Constitution Dock Fresh Fish

Mures Tasmania

Wilson’s Seafoods Factory Outlet

Tasmanian Gourmet Seafoods

Mures Fishing – outlet

Ashmores Southern Fish Markets

Kyeema Seafoods

The Horny Cray

Lobster Shack Tasmania

Stanley Seafood Sales

Peter and Una Seafoods

Recipe Author

Sabina Newton

Private chef and contestant on season 13 of MasterChef Australia.

Remove the oysters from their shell and set the shells aside to serve.

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