To prepare fried oysters drain shucked oysters. Heat oil in a frying pan or deep fryer. Dredge oysters in an egg bath and coat with flour or an oyster batter. Fry until golden brown. Serve immediately with cocktail sauce or tartar sauce.
Any oyster can produce a pearl. If an object such as a grain of sand gets into an oyster and irritates it the oyster produces a mixture of calcium and protein which is called nacre. Over a period of years this substance builds up and creates a pearl.