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Fried Mussels


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.

2016-01-07T14:37:54+00:00 July 17th, 2009|Categories: Fish, Fried Foods, Turkish Cuisine|6 Comments


  1. JP July 17, 2009 at 2:56 am - Reply

    OMG fried deliciousness! how hard (easy) is it to shuck the mussels? will have to try this at the shore next week. oh, what is the white sauce on the plate? yum.

  2. Tom July 17, 2009 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Have the Italians heard of this preparation? What a lovely addition to a fritto misto they would make. Of course I realize they probably serve fried mussels somewhere in Italy — I’ve just not encountered them yet!

    • Katie July 18, 2009 at 1:23 pm - Reply

      I have honestly never seen fried mussels in Italy. I imagine they must make them somewhere…I totally agree they need to be in my next frittura!

  3. vittorio July 18, 2009 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I asked to my friends on Twitter about the existence of fried mussels in Italy and Yes…we have fried mussels in Liguria, Sardinia and Sicily 🙂

  4. eru July 24, 2009 at 11:14 am - Reply

    You can put the mussels in a pot or Tupperware which is filled with beer or mineral water (beer would be better), then wait for around 45-50 minutes. then let them drain on paper towels for a few minutes. then “Just roll mussels in flour, dip them in a flour, egg, and yeast batter.” I believe it tastes better

  5. Nonna July 25, 2009 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    That looks sooo good-hope I can find some here in the states

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