Fat for Frying
Vegetable oil or lard
Chop and drain the oysters and reserve. Separate the eggs. Beat the yolks and add the grated or finely cut fresh corn along with the onion. Slowly add flour while stirring until evenly mixed. Add the oysters and seasonings. When ready to begin frying, heat ½ inch (1¼ cm) of fat in the skillet to 360°F (182°C). Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the oyster-corn mixture. Drop by spoonfuls into the fat. Cook about 90 seconds, or until golden brown, then turn carefully with the slotted spoon. When brown on the other side, remove and drain on brown paper bag. Serve as soon as possible.