Deep Fried Mussels ( Cozze Fritte Alla Viareggina)

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"Another recipe from my favorite old Italian Cookbook. I have not made this in years, but posting for anyone who may be interested."

Original is 4 servings


  • 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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

NOTE: Discard any mussels that do not open.

Step 3

Remove the mussels from the shells and dip in the flour.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Heat the oil to 190c/375f.

Step 6

Drop in the mussels, keeping them apart using a fork, and fry for about 3 minutes until golden.

Step 7

Drain on absorbent paper towels and serve hot accompanied with a wedge of lemon.


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