Mussel Frittata

Ovi con Pedoci

Preparation info
  • Serves

    2 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

  • About

This is a popular preparation along the coast of Venezia Giulia from Muggia to Grado.


  • pounds/1 kg mussels in their shells
  • Water or white wine


Scrub the mussels very well, removing their beards and any dirt that clings to the shell. Put a little water or white wine just to cover the bottom of a broad pan or pot. Add the garlic and then the mussels. Cover and steam over medium-high heat for a few minutes until the mussels have opened. Remove the mussels from their shells and place in a bowl. Discard any mussels that have not opened.