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Flash Fried Choptank Oysters with Eastern Shore Sweet Corn & Green Chile Hash

Travis Todd




    6 ears corn (3 cups) – Cut from cob and corn milk scraped
    ½ yellow onion (1 cup) fine chopped
    8 cloves garlic (3 tbsp) fine chopped
    3 oz chopped green chiles
    ½ red bell pepper (3 tbsp)
    1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
    ¼ cup heavy cream
    1 tbsp smoked paprika
    ½ lemon squeezed for juice
    2 tbsp Tabasco chipotle sauce (or less, to suit your taste)
    ½ tsp black pepper
    2 tsp kosher salt
    ¼ cup water
    2 tbsp fresh cilantro
    ¼ unsalted butter

    For Flash Fried Oysters
    Freshly shucked Choptank Sweet Oysters
    1 cup Wondraflour (AP is a fine substitute)
    1 tbsp old bay
    Frying oil