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Creamy, briny oysters get ta crunch factor by getting a dusting of cornmeal and then taking a dip in the deep fryer. A luscious, Tabasco-spiked mayonnaise is the perfect dipping sauce.

Note: Chicken oysters are two small pieces of dark meat located next to the curved bone section next to the thigh. Named for its oyster-like shape, these tiny pieces of meat are prized among cooks and are usually covertly eaten before the remaining pieces of chicken are served. Find a trusted butcher to show where to find the oyster spot. Be careful, they may keep it for themselves.