Deep Fried Mussels
(Midye Tava - Istanbul)
~25 mussels, cleaned
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup sunflower oil
6 tbsp all purpose flour
1 cup beer
1 tbsp butter, melted
2 egg yolks
Heat the oil in the pan. Whisk all the batter ingredients in a large bowl.
Dip each mussel into the flour, then into the butter. Arrange them on the wood skewers. Then, gently lower them into the hot oil and deep-fry until golden.
Place them on a plate with a paper towel to soak up extra oil. Serve Fried Mussels with Tarator Sauce while still hot.
Turkish-style Tarator Sauce for Seafood
1/4 cup walnuts or pine nuts, ground
1/2 cup day old Turkish bread, ground
2 garlic clove, mashed with salt
1 cup plain yogurt, at room temperature
2 tbsp olive oil
Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Serve Tarator Sauce with Turkish-style Fried Mussels, Turkish-style Fried Calamari...etc.