Chilli Mussel Fritters

300g marinated mussels
1 large shallot, chopped
1 -2 teaspoons diced red chilli
2 tablespoons each: chopped parsley, coriander
salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs, separated
1 green pepper (capsicum) seeded and finely diced
1/4 cup each: self-raising flour, milk
oil for frying

Drain the mussels and place in a food processor. Add the shallot, chilli, herbs, seasonings and egg 
yolks. Blend, until fairly smooth.

Remove to a bowl. Stir in the green pepper, the flour and milk. Mix well.

Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Lightly fold into the mussel mixture.

Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan. Place heaped tablespoons of the mixture into the pan. Cook until bubbles appear on the top then flip over to cook.

Excellent served with a light salad and lime wedges as a light meal or a starter. Makes 12 fritters.


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