Deep-fried Mussels

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Deep-fried Mussels

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

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.


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.

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