Muscoli Fritti Nell’ Olio

Mussels Fried in Oil

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Recipes of all Nations

By Countess Morphy

Published 1935

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This is one of the nicest of Italian fried fish dishes, consisting of mussels, sprinkled with salt, dipped in flour, fried to a golden colour in hot oil and served dry and crisp, drained of all oil.

The secret of successful frying in oil, in this case as in that of any other kind of fish, etc., is that it should be done “à grande friture”—in a large, deep, roomy frying pan and the oil should be extremely hot.