Deep-fried Mussels

    Deep-fried Mussels

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    40min


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    About this recipe: I found some really nice & cheap mussels at the supermarket & was in a mood for some unhealthy indulgence. I love those at Mos Burgers but at a price of S$3.30 for 5 pieces, it's much more economical to D.I.Y. The tray of mussels I bought today was just S$1 for 500g. There were about 18 pieces. Wow! Of course, I've no doubt the quality difference but at just a dollar for some fresh mussels, it's good enough. After all, I'm gonna deep-fry them anyway.

    blackswan North Region, Singapore

    Ingredients
    Serves: 3 

    • 500g mussels
    • 1 egg
    • 80g breadcrumbs
    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
    • 1 tsp salt for mussels
    • 1 lemon wedge
    • cooking oil

    Directions
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Throw away any mussels that have broken shells. If shells are opened, tap on them. If it’s alive, it’ll close else discard.
    2. Ligthly blanch mussels with salt water to open & purging them of sand. Clean & debeard shells, open them up & detach mussels.
    3. Rinse the mussels & drain. Mixed mussels with mayonnaise. Add pepper to breadcrumbs.
    4. Roll mussels in breadcrumbs, dip into beaten egg & coat with crumbs again.
    5. Deep-fry till golden brown. Squeeze lemon wedge just before serving...... and here's your tray of S$1 mussels.

    Tip

    To enhance the taste, I marinated the mussels with mayonnaise, coated them with breadcrumbs, then deep-fried. It didn't turn out too well, there wasn't enough crunch. Unsatisfied, I took a couple more marinated ones, rolled them in crumbs, dipped into beaten egg, coated with breadcrumbs again, then deep-fried. The result: Perfect! Love it & my hubby gave it a 5/5 rating! Try it & give me your ratings.....

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    blackswan
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    Cheap & yummy! My whole family loves it - 01 Mar 2010

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