Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

I found this recipe on the Geocities Website. Whipped it up for lunch today and these fritters are devine. Light and tasty and they go down a treat. The recipe notes that Basil is the secret ingredient in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly steam mussels until they just open.
  2. Remove beards, take from shell and chop roughly. (Not too fine).
  3. In a bowl, beat the eggs, Sift in the flour and baking powder and beat with a fork to combine.
  4. Stir in the mussels, salt, pepper, basil and parsley.
  5. Melt butter over a medium heat. Drop mixture into butter and fry pancake style until golden brown, then flip and cook until golden on other side.
  6. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

I have never had these before and they are delicious! So easy to make and very inexpensive! I will definitely be making these often. Made for Aussie swap #34.

5 5

From one Kiwi to another, aren't they so simple and yet so wonderful. Thanks for putting the recipe on this site. Mecnic

5 5

These are such a surprise and a fabulous brunch item! Not at all what I thought! Even picky DH kept talking about them 24 hours later, "you know, those mussel patties are really cool!" This from a man who normally won't eat a mussel! He said they looked delicious and couldn't resist! Made as directed, except I made 4 versus 6. Would definitely make 6 next time. Great flavors, and all I served them with were slices of lemon. Thanks, Kiwi Kathy! Made for Aussie New Zealand Recipe Swap.