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Oyster Omelette

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Oyster Omelette
Summer is gone and you just can’t help but know autumn has arrived with all the pumpkin recipes floating around, the large pumpkins in the grocery stores waiting to be carved and scary props everywhere prepping for Halloween. But the great thing about October is my birthday will soon be coming up! Despite not being a huge fan of the slightly cooler evenings (yes, even in Florida), I just love being a Libran.

Oyster Omelette

Perhaps I’ll be super adventurous and try out some pumpkin recipes this fall, who knows?  The recipe today though has nothing to do with pumpkins but focuses instead on oysters and their pretty interesting marriage with eggs. Oysters seem to be one of the things where you either love them or hate them. So for lovers of oysters, here’s something you can try.

Oyster Omelette

The dish calls itself an omelette but the final product are roughly chopped up eggs mixed with oysters, garlic and chili, green onions and cilantro. What’s wonderful and different about this dish is the crispy base, made from prepping a mixture of cornstarch and water before pouring in the eggs.

If it takes awhile for the cornstarch base to brown, don’t despair, you’re not doing it wrong. At first it will appear glutinous but keep at it and the water will eventually evaporate and the leftover skin will brown.

You can buy fresh oysters for this or find canned oysters in grocery stores, near the tuna. I used cornstarch here but some recipes have used rice flour or tapioca flour. Let me know if you have any success with those!
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Oyster Omelette

Oyster Omelette


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup raw oysters
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 dried chilies, chopped / 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 1/2 lime, cut into wedges (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix the flour and water together into a thin batter
  2. Season the eggs with salt and pepper and set aside
  3. Over high heat, add 2 tablespoons oil to pan and swirl to coat the base completely
  4. Pour in the flour mixture and cook until the bottom has formed into a crispy skin
  5. Pour eggs over the crispy skin and allow the omelette to set before flipping to brown the other side, adding the remaining oil
  6. When the omelette is golden on both sides, use spatulas to cut it up into pieces
  7. Add the oysters, garlic and oyster sauce and stir-fry for 30 seconds
  8. Add chilies, green onions and cilantro and stir to combine
  9. Dish and serve hot served with lime wedges and/or chili sauce

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Sharon
    October 1, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    OMG!!! Oyster omelette! Who doesn’t like oyster??? I am drooling all over my key board…

  • Reply
    Navaneetham Krishnan
    October 2, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Oysters can be really expensive over here, from the fresh to the dried ones. Its mostly enjoyed during Chinese New Year Reunion dinner with my family. Yet I am loving the way the oysters are cooked with omelette.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      October 28, 2013 at 7:44 PM

      You can get them canned here for cheap although the fresh ones are still expensive.

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    holly ; the hobbit kitchen
    October 3, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    i’ve never actually eaten oyster! this looks soooo delicious though so i might have to get my hands on some soon 🙂

    the hobbit kitchen x

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      October 3, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      For those who love oysters, this is a must try. Thanks for stopping by Holly!

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    FoodGeekGraze
    August 2, 2014 at 5:06 PM

    crazy beautiful pictures. skillfully expressed write-ups. fantastic mix of authentic and fusion. i cannot wait to kitchen play with your posts. thank you for sharing yourself with us. cheers ~

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      The Cooking Jar
      August 2, 2014 at 7:09 PM

      Thank you SO much. I think you just made my day 🙂 Loving your Pinterest collection!

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