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Fried Oysters w/ tartar sauce (Low Cal)

Saturday, January 04, 2014

I had a craving last night for fried oysters with tartar sauce. So my challenge was to try and make it as low cal as possible.

1. TARTAR SAUCE: (reg has 160 calories- mine has 60 cals) next time I will add some finely chopped pickles to this:

2 BREADING: this fish fry seasoning was way too salty. Next time I will use just a tad with a little flour (no milk or egg wash)

3 OIL: I used Zero calorie butter spray to fry them. I wasn't sure if this would work or not, but it work great!

4 One medium oyster has approx. 40 calories ( plus a few more cals for the breading) I ate 5 of them. Very filling!

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    wondering where you buy oysters like that? are they canned?

    888 days ago
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    1018 days ago
    I love oysters. You made me hungry for some. I got a jar at Costco around Thanksgiving, made stew, ate raw, poached them with eggs and spinach, fried a few (I used crushed saltines). You just made me hungry for more.
    1018 days ago
    I recently started baking mine and they are delicious I just lightly dust them in Italian bread crumbs and bake 20-25 minutes...One of my best friends husband is an oyster slayer (that's the funny name for him after 30 yrs) they live in Naselle Washington and he is the supplier for the cannery..We went to the beach over xmas and he gave us 1/2 gallon for xmas emoticon the next day we got home and I breaded & froze them and then I just bake them frozen when wanted...You can never go wrong with oysters emoticon
    1019 days ago
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    Looks wonderful, great ideas for reducing the calories!!

    FYI: The FDA labeling law says that if there’s 5 calories or less in a serving, a food can be labeled calorie free.
    In I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spray, after the 1st. ingredient water the next 3 are Soybean Oil, Salt, & Sweet Cream Buttermilk.
    1/4 of a spray is a serving, so one full spray is probably 20 calories.
    These are what many refer to as 'hidden calories'. It's basically label trickery :-(
    One spray bottle of that I'm guesstimating would be something like 1800 to 2400 calories...
    1020 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/4/2014 4:29:01 PM
    Looks great! I'll have to try your recipe
    1020 days ago
    How weird b/c I had a craving for fried oysters all day yesterday as well! I even ended up buying a little container of oysters last night. Maybe I'll fry those bad boys up today!
    1020 days ago
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