Fried Oyster with Cajun Cream Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Crispiness, saltiness, and seafood are the defining ingredients for a summer sandwich that's warm-weather appropriate, which is why we love fried oyster sandwiches. This recipe from chef Douglas Sisk of Miami Beach's The Social Club gives a nod to the sandwiches New Orleans upbringing with a Cajun cream cheese spread.

Servings: 4

Ingredients For the Cajun Cream Cheese

- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt, to taste

Ingredients for the Sandwich

- 3 shucked oysters
- 1/2 cup flour
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 cup canola oil
- 2 slices white toast
- 2 leaves lettuce
- 1/4 cucumber, sliced thinly
- 2 slices tomato
- Salt, to taste

Directions for the Cajun Cream Cheese

Place all of the ingredients in a bowl of a food processor, season with salt to taste, and puree until smooth. Set aside and refrigerate until ready to use.

Directions for the Sandwich

Batter each oyster in a little bit of flour, then egg wash, and then the panko breadcrumbs. Heat the canola oil in a saute pan to 375 degrees. Fry the oysters until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Remove from the oil and immediately season with salt and set on a paper towel to drain.

Spread the Cajun cream cheese on each slice of white toast and assemble the sandwich with fried oysters, lettuce, cucumber, and tomato.

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