Gratin of Mussels and Potato

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Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

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Everyone loves this gratin recipe. It’s cheap to make and very tasty – and you could do variations on the theme.


  • 225 g onion, chopped
  • 8–10 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.35 kg<


Sweat the onions in half the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan until soft and golden brown (about 7–8 minutes).

Meanwhile check that all the mussels are tightly closed, wash them and put them into a stainless steel saucepan with the wine, shallot and herbs, cover and cook on a medium heat. As soon as the shells open remove to a tray to cool. Strain the mussel cooking liquor, take t