Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Stir milk into mixture to make a thin batter. Add the oysters without liquor to the batter and stir. Heat the oil in the frying pan. When the oil is hot, spoon the oysters individually with generous amount of the batter into the hot oil. Make each patty about the size of a half dollar. Fry the oysters on both sides until golden. Yield: 30 to 40 .