Why should we limit fried fish intake to just cod, calamari, and shrimp? I first encountered fried mussels in Turkey (where they are called midye tava. This dish combines the best food preparation technique known to mankind (deep frying) with sweet, juicy mussels. This is a great idea. And its easy to duplicate at home. Just roll mussels in flour, dip them in a flour, egg, and yeast batter. Fry in olive oil until golden brown, drain on a paper towel, and serve.