Coat oysters with any of the batter combinations listed below.
Heat oil. Add oysters, a few at a time, and deep-fry until golden. Drain on paper toweling. Garnish with scallions and serve. VARIATIONS:
Instead of seasoning the oysters with salt and pepper, toss them in a mixture of 1 tablespoon sherry and 1 teaspoon salt. Then coat with batter.
In step 2, add the minced scallions to the batter mixture. BATTERS FOR
DEEP-FRIED OYSTERS: a. 1 egg, 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup water. b. 1 cup flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 3/4 cup water. c. 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 4 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 tablespoon lard, 3/4 cup water.