Fried Mussels

Preparation info
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Max’s Sandwich Book

By Max Halley and Ben Benton

Published 2018

  • About

Why the Turks are so drawn to frying fish and then placing it inside sandwiches we will never know, but thank moses they are as this is one of the bestest possible things in the whole world.


  • 1 kg mussels, washed and debearded, open ones discarded
  • 75 g plain flour
  • 25


You need to start by opening the mussels, which is a remarkably simple enterprise. Take a heavy-bottomed, lidded saucepan, large enough to fit the mussels inside, and place over a high heat. When a splash of water whistles and fizzes in the pan, tip the cleaned mussels into the pot and place a snug-fitting lid on top. Allow to steam for 2 minutes before shaking the pan vigorously. Give them ano