Vegan Buttermilk Air-Fried Oysters

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 242
Protein 1g
Fat 1g
Carbs 42g
Total Time 25 minutes


Vegan Air-Fried Oysters Recipe


Vegan Air-Fried Oysters
Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 4 cups oyster mushrooms, pulled into pieces
  • Buttermilk
    • 1 1/2 cups oat milk (or your choice of plant-based milk; I prefer oat because it’s slightly thicker)
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar or lemon juice)
    • 1 tablespoon The Fit Cook Southern Creole blend (OR a low-sodium cajun blend)
  • Flour
  • spray avocado oil (or coconut oil or grapeseed oil)
  1. Set air fryer to 400F.
  2. Wash, rinse and dry the oyster pieces.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the “buttermilk.”  In a separate large bowl, mix together the ingredients for the dry ingredients.
  4. PRO-TIP:marinate the oysters in the buttermilk for 10 – 15 minutes.  This will help them become more moist and help the flour to stick to the oyster better.  After marinating, gently shake the oysters free from the buttermilk and place on a plate.
  5. Dip each oyster in the buttermilk bowl, then the flour bowl, then the buttermilk bowl AGAIN, and then the flour bowl AGAIN, and then onto the air-fryer basket.  Repeat.
  6. Once all the oysters are in the basket, generously spray them with avocado oil (or grapeseed, coconut or any other high smoke point oil).
  7. Cook them in increments of 5 minutes for 15 minutes.  Every 5 minutes, I either flip them over AND/OR lightly spray any pieces that still have “white” flour to ensure they are frying in the basket.  Repeat if you have to do this in batches.
    Vegan Air-Fried Oysters
  8. Enjoy fresh out of the air fryer with some flaked sea salt and your choice of  plant based dipping sauce.  I mixed plain almond yogurt with garlic powder, onion powder, lemon and chives for a super delicious treat!
    Vegan Air-Fried Oysters

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