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    Bluff Oysters

    My wife and I are oyster obsessed. This is our third season. I only recently discovered I can't get enough of them so I don't know much.

    Where do you get the best?

    How do you cook them (if not eating raw)

    Seems some are much better than others.

    We have only eaten 4 dozen so far this season.

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    I beer batter them and drop them in hot oil real fast and hot, crunchy on outside and little fluffy from batter on inside and the oyster has a quick cook and not over done.

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    had a dozen on Thurs. drained. dipped in flour then egg then crumbs. fry hot and quick. call me a philistine for liking them cooked!
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    Up here Guytons always seem to have the best at a almost reasonable price. especially if you buy the seconds as I do (same oysters but have a knife knick in them)

    If your feeling rich the oyster bar in town will serve you up shots with them in.

    Best straight out of the shell and straight out of the sea.

    I have never cooked any(because why would you if you have them fresh?) but when desperate for an oyster I have payed 5 dollars for what I am sure was a 1/4 or a 1/3 of an oyster triple battered at the fish an chip shop.
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    What goosebayhunter said. I use mostly corn flour with a bit of plain. Darker beer is what I like to use. Electric wok set on sear is just hot enough but give it plenty of time to heat up. Get batter as cold as you can. I even put it in the freezer until almost freezing. Make it light and runny as you're eating oysters not batter. Fire has been used for cooking for thousands of years , so eating raw meat or fish is like reversing evolution. Well to me anyway.

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    I prefer them cooked but try as I might I can't seem to do as good a job as the local fish&chip shop.They don't really cost much more getting them that was as opposed to buying them in a supermarket so I just prefer to get them already cooked and battered.....

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    Yum oysters.
    Lived in the port Stephen's area for 10 years.
    A lot of oyster farms in that area. Sydney rock and Pacific.
    Could get them pretty cheap from the farmers. Maybe 8 bucks a dozen avg depending on size.
    Not as good as bluff but bloody good otherwise as you could get them a lot more during the year.
    Straight out the shell with a little lemon was great.
    A little small for batter but nice if you did.
    Aussies dont do battered oysters for some reason at least in the newcastle area.
    You couldn't buy them like that at the fish and chip shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tentman View Post
    had a dozen on Thurs. drained. dipped in flour then egg then crumbs. fry hot and quick. call me a philistine for liking them cooked!
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    Raw only.
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    @r87m word for word, the wife is prepping what you describe in the kitchen. I have been ordered to provide water with ice forming on top and old dark for the batter.

    Like @csmiffy said I have a good fish and chip shop. Seems to have very large oysters and he gets the wife's seal of approval for cooking them, which is rare. Only $39/dozen! He also gets huge greenlip muscles which are very good.
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    Yep raw only! A squirt of lemon just to see em squirm
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    Prefer them cooked, but happy to eat raw fresh. Long gone are the days of ordering a dozen at the local fish'n'chip shop for $6 and giving up after scoffing the 39th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I have never cooked any(because why would you if you have them fresh?)
    ...Because otherwise they're like cold salty snot...
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    I recon I could eat three dozen. I have never tried.

    I like them raw, I love raw fish. With anything sea food and raw, I need it fresh fresh. Got a few oysters diving and they are tastiest while still in your wetsuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Up here Guytons always seem to have the best at a almost reasonable price. especially if you buy the seconds as I do (same oysters but have a knife knick in them)

    If your feeling rich the oyster bar in town will serve you up shots with them in.

    Best straight out of the shell and straight out of the sea.

    I have never cooked any(because why would you if you have them fresh?) but when desperate for an oyster I have payed 5 dollars for what I am sure was a 1/4 or a 1/3 of an oyster triple battered at the fish an chip shop.
    Mate is a chef at a real flash place in Auckland City. Before a pissup one night, I met him at the restaurant at his finishing time and he whipped me up a dozen one after another in bloody mary shots. Fantastic way to have them, it was so damn gooooood
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