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Fried Oysters Bacon Wrapped and Smoked Ribs

Was testing a sauce and while smoking meat for Memorial Day and couldn’t help knocking out a couple 5 ribs. The ribs were cooked at 188 degrees for 8 hours. Keep reading
This will make awfully tender ribs not suited for a contest but delicious at your dinner table. The fried oysters took more prep time but well worth the effort.
Course Main Course
Style American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 3680kcal
Author txbut


Oyster Materials

  • 1 cup oysters (medium about 12 total)
  • 1 lb bacon. ((thin) )
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water (cold )
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Cottonmouth ((optional))
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 40 ounce peanut oil (or lard. Enough to cover an oyster.)

Rib Materials


Oyster Construction

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Drain or pat dry oysters
  • Most southerners use corn meal when frying. This dinner didn’t. If you want sum southern comfort divide the flour and substitute with corn meal. Like ½ cup flour and ½ cup cornmeal OR ¼ flour and ¾ cornmeal. Just as long as both together = 1 cup.
  • In a fry pan or your best pan to fry in, heat oil up to 375.
  • In a bowl add flour, water, Cottonmouth, salt, baking soda, and whisk together.
  • Dip oyster in batter and gently lay in HOT oil. Do max 5 at a time to retain heat. Adjust heat accordingly.
  • After about 3 minutes or until golden brown pull from oil and place in metal strainer or on paper towels.
  • Cut your cheap bacon in half.
  • Set up a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and grate on top.
  • Lay piece of bacon on board and roll oyster in the middle.
  • Pin end of bacon into the oyster and place on cookie sheet rack.
  • Once all oysters are rolled put in oven for 20 minutes.
  • Pull from oven and flip oysters over 180 bottom up.
  • Place back in oven and cook additional 15 minutes. Done

Ribs Low-n-Slow

  • Get your smoker or whatever you're using to cook ribs with to 188 degrees.
  • Add wood chips if using. I did these with mesquite because it’s my favorite. Pecan and oak wood are typical around here.
  • Cover meat side with Sowflakes. If you can do this a day ahead that would be great. I didn’t…
  • Place in smoker with temperature gauge to regulate in pit heat.
  • Try not to open pit too much. At 8 hours they will be tender and ready!
  • You know what to do… get after it and enjoy!


The white sauce is a high dollar blue cheese dressing and the hot sauce is a test sauce similar to what’s on restaurant tables. Worked great, really great 😉

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➕ Nutrition
Nutrition Facts
Fried Oysters Bacon Wrapped and Smoked Ribs
Amount Per Serving (355 g)
Calories 3680 Calories from Fat 2808
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 312g 480%
Saturated Fat 121g 605%
Cholesterol 664mg 221%
Sodium 3069mg 128%
Potassium 3396mg 97%
Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 146g 292%
Vitamin A 28.7%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 65.7%
Iron 99.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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