Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, adapted from Emeril's Creole Christmas, William Morrow & Company Inc., New York, 1997, courtesy Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the fryer.

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  • For the oysters: In a saute pan, render the andouille for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the shallots and garlic and continue rendering for 1 minute. Remove from the stove and cool slightly. In a food processor, add the andouille, bread crumbs, and Essence, blend until fully incorporated. Dredge each oyster in the flour. Dip the oyster into the beaten eggs, letting any excess drip off. Dredge the oysters in the andouille crust, coating each side completely. Place the oysters in the fryer and fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and their edges start to curl. Remove from the fryer and place on a paper-lined plate. Season with Essence.

  • In a mixing bowl, toss the greens with the Spinach Coulis. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Mound the greens in the center of the plate. Dot the rim with any remaining dressing. Arrange the oysters around the greens. Garnish with the shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, bread sticks, and black pepper.

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