ON THE KETO DIET, OYSTERS
If you think, “Hold on! Even on the keto diet, can you eat oysters? Undoubtedly, you can consume oysters while following a ketogenic diet.
Though, Tasha. Are oysters devoid of carbohydrates? Oysters do contain carbohydrates; 100 grams of raw oysters contain 4.95 grams of carbohydrates. To put it into perspective, consider that each shucked oyster only weighed on average 8 grams (yes, I honestly weighed them all).
Easy math to calm your concerns: 8 grams each oyster divided by 100 grams yields 12.5 oysters. Whoa! A large number of oysters! To further set the scene, you’ll normally only purchase a dozen oysters at a time at the market. Additional assurances? The daily cap for recreational oyster harvesting is 18 oysters as of the time of writing. By consuming these, you cannot even legally exceed your carbohydrate allowance. Treat yourself, then!
We have to shuck wild oysters on the beach due to #conservation, though I’m not sure what the laws are like outside of Washington. Therefore, I instantly abandoned any extravagant plans I may have had for elegantly presenting oysters on the half shell. I had to get the shell opened even though I knew I would fry up a sizable chunk of our bounty. I haven’t gotten good at shucking oysters. Fortunately, I have a personal oyster shucker who enjoys getting his hands grubby!
But seriously, you’ll save a lot of time and frustration if you have a small tool to help pry the shell open.
Knowledge gained! We spent less than $10 for a few oyster knives, and it was a huge improvement. Undoubtedly something to think about. If you can’t even open the oyster, making this low-carb oyster recipe will be extremely difficult.
RECIPE FOR KETO-FRIED OYSTERS
The hardest portion of the dish is over once you’ve shucked your oysters! If you live in a landlocked area without access to fresh oysters, you may occasionally find them in clear tubs in the seafood section of your local grocery store. Canned oysters also work nicely as a substitute. Either choice would be suitable for this keto oyster dish.
- 3.5 oz Shucked. oysters (approx. 12 oysters)
- one-fourth cup of fine almond flour
- 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 big egg
- choice of cooking oil for frying
- appropriate salt
- Peel the oysters. Oysters should be placed on a paper towel and dried before continuing.
- Almond flour and Parmesan cheese should be combined in a medium-sized bowl.
- Beat the egg in an other, separate medium bowl.
- Lightly dust each oyster with the almond flour-Parmesan mixture. Place the oyster in the beaten egg first, then immediately return it to the flour-cheese mixture. Place aside until all of the oysters have been covered.
- In a sizable saucepan designed for frying, heat your cooking oil over medium-high heat. When bubbles start to develop, carefully add your breaded oysters to the hot oil.
- Fry the oyster on both sides until the breading turns golden. Take caution while rotating the oysters if the oil is not deep enough for them to float, since this could cause the breading's cheese to stick to the pan's bottom.
- To remove the excess frying oil, transfer the oysters to dry paper towels.
Serving Size Calories at 27 % of Daily Value* Fat 2sgs3s%sSodium 39smgs2s%sPotassium 5smgs0s%sCarbohydrates 0sgs0s%sFiber 0sgs0s%
Sugar 0sgs0s%sProtein 2% Net Carbs in 1 g 0sgs0s%