Deep Fried Crispy Mussels

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean



  • 1 Kg St Austell Bay Mussels
  • 100 g Plain Flour
  • 2 large eggs St Ewe Rich Yolk eggs work really well for this
  • 1 bunch Parsley
  • 1 tbsp Cornish Sea Salt
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 2 large Pickled eggs
  • 1 small pot of Worcester sauce for dipping
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ground black pepper


  • First steam the Mussels in a large pan for 4 mins in slightly salted water with the lid on
  • Drain the mussels and once cooled remove the meat from the shells and place in a bowl
  • Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper on the mussel meat. Mix well
  • Make the batter by combining 3/4 cup flour, cornstarch, eggs, water, garlic powder, and remaining salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Mix well until the texture becomes smooth.
  • Heat the oil in a deep cooking pot.
  • Dip the mussel meat in the batter and then dredge in the remaining flour. This will prevent the mussel meat from sticking to each other.
  • Deep fry the coated mussel meat in medium heat until the color of the coating turns golden brown.
  • Serve with Crusty Bread, Pikled Eggs and worcester sauce. Share and Enjoy!