Deep fried mussels

Number of servings: 2


  • 200 grams Mussels; cleaned
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt; to taste
  • Oil; for frying. We mostly use sunflower oil, but you can pick any neutral oil with a high smoke temperature as these are deep fried.



Step 1

Begin by bringing a few inches of oil up to boiling. While this is happening, you can proceed to step

Step 2

In a bowl, whisk together the egg and the flour, along with the garlic powder and a pinch of salt. The batter will be quite runny, but that is fine as you don’t want such an overpowering batter with fried mussels as you won’t be able to taste the mollusc.

Step 3

Put all the mussels into the batter and mix it up with a spoon. Using tongs, drop the mussels into the oil 5-6 at a time and fry for about 10 seconds. It is quite easy to overcook the batter, so always watch it.

Step 4

Remove the mussels with a slotted spoon or a spider strainer and put on a paper towel lined plate.
Sprinkle with salt and repeat until all the fried mussels are done.

Step 5

Serve with garlic or tartare sauce. Share and enjoy!