Mock Oyster Fries
PREP TIME: 3 1/2 hours

While both the northern and southern armies established and operated commissary departments to see to the acquisition and distribution of food stuffs to the men in the ranks during the Civil War, there was never any attempt to impose an orderly, uniform, or nutritious control over how such things were prepared.

Mock Oyster Fries: This was a common meal in the South when food was scarce and only the most basic ingredients were available


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • Pinch of salt to taste
  • Pinch pepper
  • 2 cups of whole-kernel corn

Beat the eggs and add the flour gradually, mixing until smooth. Add the seasoning and corn; mix thoroughly. If the mixture is too thick, add a little water. Separate the mixture into balls and flatten into oyster shapes. Heat some oil in a skillet and fry the "oysters" until slightly brown on both sides.

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