Mussel fritters

These fritters are an easy and fast meal for all of the family. They also meet the 'Everyday' criteria in the Food and Beverage Classification System. The servings in this recipe are intended for children so if you're cooking these for adults you may not feed as many as the yield states.

SERVES 25
TIME TO MAKE 15 - 30 mins
MEAL TYPE Dinner
SERVES 25
TIME TO MAKE 15 - 30 mins
MEAL TYPE Dinner

Method

  1. Mix together gently; chopped mussels, eggs, flour, parsley, spring onion, milk, yoghurt and baking powder
  2. Heat a large heavy based frying pan
  3. Use a little oil at a time
  4. Drop 2 tablespoons of batter onto pan for each fritter
  5. Cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through

Tips

  • These fritters are best served with a simple salad and a slice of lemon
  • If you like your food to have a kick, finely chop a small chilli and mix into the batter
  • If the batter is too thick add extra low fat milk in small amounts to thin it out
  • For a vegetarian fritter you can substitute the same quantity of grated zucchini for the mussel meat
  • For a banana fritter use the same weight of lightly mashed banana as the mussel meat. Delete the parsley and spring onion and add half a cup of sugar for 25 fritters
  • 350g 
    frozen mussel meat, thawed and finely chopped
  • eggs
  • 2 cups
    wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 cup
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • spring onion, chopped
  • 2/3 cup
    low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup
    low fat, unsweetened yoghurt
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tbsp
    canola oil
Per serve
  • Energy
    306kJ
  • Total Fat
    2.4g
  • Saturated Fat
    0.4g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    7.8g
  • Sugars
    0.9g
  • Dietary Fibre
    1.3g
  • Sodium
    137mg

Method

  1. Mix together gently; chopped mussels, eggs, flour, parsley, spring onion, milk, yoghurt and baking powder
  2. Heat a large heavy based frying pan
  3. Use a little oil at a time
  4. Drop 2 tablespoons of batter onto pan for each fritter
  5. Cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through

Tips

  • These fritters are best served with a simple salad and a slice of lemon
  • If you like your food to have a kick, finely chop a small chilli and mix into the batter
  • If the batter is too thick add extra low fat milk in small amounts to thin it out
  • For a vegetarian fritter you can substitute the same quantity of grated zucchini for the mussel meat
  • For a banana fritter use the same weight of lightly mashed banana as the mussel meat. Delete the parsley and spring onion and add half a cup of sugar for 25 fritters