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Fried Sea Scallops - Locally sourced and homemade.

Fried Day Boat Sea Scallops are a decadent treat, especially during the season when seafood restaurants open and the air is filled with the tantalizing aroma of fried delights. At Harvesters Kitchen, the crew occasionally gets a craving for fried food, and what better way to satisfy it than with a batch of homemade fried scallops?

To start, we grabbed a pound of our locally sourced day boat sea scallops from the freezer. After thawing them overnight in the refrigerator, we were ready to embark on our frying adventure , eager to demonstrate how simple it can be to make delicious fried scallops in your own kitchen.

Here is the ingredients and directions. Enjoy your mess of fried scallops with a salad for a healthier balance, or maybe take a stab at fried onion rings or potatoes YUM! 


  • 4 cups vegetable oil

  • 1 lb scallops

  • ½ cup flour

  • ½ cup cornstarch

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 2 large eggs

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 ½ cup bread crumbs

  • lemon and tarter sauce for dipping and garnishing. 


  • Rinse and pat scallops dry.

  • In one bowl combine flour, cornstarch, and seasoning. In a second bowl whisk eggs and water, and in a third bowl place bread crumbs.

  • Dip scallops in the flour mixture, then the eggs, then the bread crumbs.

  • Heat oil to about 345-350 degrees then fry the scallops about 3 minutes- they cook fast. Depending on how big of a pot/wok you have you will probably want to work in batches to fry the scallops.

  • Once cooked and browned remove scallops from hot oil and place on a paper towel lined plate.

  • Enjoy with tartar sauce and a squeeze of fresh lemon!

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