Recipe: Fried Mussels (midia tiganita)

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Delectable mussels in batter, great start to your meal


  • 3 lbs.(1.5 kilos) mussels
  • three quarters of a cup (medium tea cup) milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 soupspoon of oil
  • 1 cup of flour
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for frying
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Wash the mussels carefully and open with a sharp knife
    2. Remove the contents of the shell and wash them again, then drain well
    3. Mix the egg, milk and a spoonful of oil, then season with salt and pepper
    4. Add the flour, beat well until smooth, then leave the batter to stand for one hour
    5. Put a liberal amount of oil in a frying pan and heat well
    6. Dip the mussels individually in the prepared batter and drop in the hot oil to fry
    7. Serve garnished with wedges of lemon and lettuce leaves


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