Mussel Fritters

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Mussel Fritters


Fritters, frytors or frytos can be sweet (fruit & nuts) or savoury (cheese, fish, vegetables) and history suggests that it existed and consumed during the Ancient Roman period. The Romans introduced it to Europe during their conquest that’s why the Spanish have frittatas and the French have the beignets as they all originated from the original Roman recipe. Initially the recipe and procedure is that the batter were run down the chef’s fingers so that five streams of dough drop down to the hot oil tangling on each other, once cooked they were sprinkled with sugar which also suggest that first fritters were of the sweet variant. Batters during those times also use wine or ale and has more egg content.

Now there are a lot of fritter variants and the combination is endless as you can put any ingredients you wish like potato, pineapple, apple, peas, corn, the list can go on. But for this post we making some mussel fritters which is a popular street food in New Zealand commonly seen in flea markets, like any other fritter it is coated in batter and is pan or deep fried. Its primary ingredient is mussels and zucchini / courgette, those ingredients is what makes this dish special, it is crunchy on the outside but soft and slimy on the inside. Great as a side dish or consumed on its own. Also for this dish I have to thank my wife for making it, this is one of the dishes I constantly nag her to make and that image above is her creation.


18 pcs cooked mussels or smoked mussels (more flavour), chopped
2 pcs courgettes, grated
2 eggs
3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp spring onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
freshly ground black pepper
juice from 1/2 lemon


1. Mix together eggs, lemon juice, baking powder and flour. Once a thick batter mussels, courgettes, spring onion, coriander, garlic, salt and
freshly ground black pepper.
2. Place butter in the pan then spoon mixture to make a small pancake. Cook in medium heat for 3 minutes on each side.
3. Serve fritters with aioli or garlic infused mayonnaise.

Note : this recipe also appears @ Ang Sarap, original post can be seen here Mussel Fritters

 Mussel Fritters

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