Deep-Fried Mussels Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage


 Mussels4 1⁄2 Pound (2 Liters, Small Sized)
 Egg1 , lightly beaten
 Milk7 Fluid Ounce (200 Milliliter)
 Olive oil15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
 Flour4 Ounce (100 Gram)
 Parsley5 Milliliter, roughly chopped (1 Teaspoon)
 Groundnut oil/Olive oil9 Fluid Ounce (For Deep Frying, 240 Milliliter)
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2746 Calories from Fat 897

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 100 g154.5%

Saturated Fat 20.9 g104.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 803.7 mg

Sodium 6394.2 mg266.4%

Total Carbohydrates 180 g59.9%

Dietary Fiber 6 g23.9%

Sugars 11.7 g

Protein 268 g537%

Vitamin A 83.2% Vitamin C 357.7%

Calcium 85.1% Iron 487.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Scrub and wash the mussels well. Rinse a few times and drain.
2. Prepare the batter: in a bowl, mix the egg, milk and 15 ml (1 tbls) olive oil. Season. Add the flour, and mix well with a wooden spoon until smooth. Let stand for 1 hour.
3. Place the mussels in a large saucepan over a high heat. When they open, drain them and remove from their shells.
4. Heat the oil in a frying pan.
5. Mix the mussels with the batter. With a spoon, drop them, one at a time, into the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
6. Serve hot with lemon wedges and parsley.



Dr. Peter Cole says :

Are you sure about the ten minutes? surely 2 - 3mins would be enough.
Posted on: 25 July 2012 - 6:34pm
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Samina Tapia says :

Dr. Peter Cole you are absolutely correct, frying the mussels for 10 minutes would result in bullets! 2-3 minutes is enough. Thank you for pointing out the error in this recipe. I have made the corrections.
Posted on: 27 July 2012 - 12:06am