Gebakken Mosselen: Dutch Fried Mussels

Gebakken Mosselen: Dutch Fried Mussels

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  • 4 1/2 pounds fresh mussels
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup


Clean mussels. Cook them in 2 cups of boiling water, covered, for 8 minutes. Remove the mussel meat from the shells. Mince the onions, and mix with the crushed garlic. Heat the butter, add the onion and garlic and fry until golden brown. Lower the heat, add the mussel meat, salt, pepper and ketchup and fry for 7-8 minutes. Serving Ideas : Serve on toast or with potato salad NOTES : You may use frozen already shelled mussels instead of fresh. In which case, you would only need approximately 2 lbs of frozen mussels.

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