Deep Fried Mussels ( Cozze Fritte Alla Viareggina)
April 08, 2023
Categories: Mussels, Appetizers, Italian, Easter, Fathers Day, Game/Sports Day Romantic Dinner, Deep Fry, Hot Appetizers, more
"Another recipe from my favorite old Italian Cookbook. I have not made this in years, but posting for anyone who may be interested."
- Serving Size: 1 (528.3 g)
- Calories 505.4
- Total Fat - 19.8 g
- Saturated Fat - 5.4 g
- Cholesterol - 550 mg
- Sodium - 1200.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 21.5 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
- Sugars - 1.8 g
- Protein - 57.9 g
- Calcium - 175.7 mg
- Iron - 16.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 56.1 mg
- Thiamin - 0.7 mg
Step by Step Method
Using water wash & scrub the mussels thoroughly and put in a large pan with a pinch of salt and heat in the water that is remaining on the shells for approx 10 minutes until they have opened; (removing each mussel as they open) time will depend on when the shells open.
NOTE: Discard any mussels that do not open.
Remove the mussels from the shells and dip in the flour.
In a bowl beat the egg with a pinch each of salt and pepper added; dip the mussels into the egg; allow excess egg to drain and dip into the flour again.
Heat the oil to 190c/375f.
Drop in the mussels, keeping them apart using a fork, and fry for about 3 minutes until golden.
Drain on absorbent paper towels and serve hot accompanied with a wedge of lemon.
No special items needed.