Kiwi Favourite Mussel Fritters Recipe

BBQ Mussel Fritters are a kiwi classic and for good reason – they’re delicious! Make these next time you’re having a BBQ and impress the whole family. They’re fresh, light and super yummy.

Prep time: 5-10 minutes Cook time: 10-15 minutes Makes: 12 fritters


For The Aioli
  • ½ cup Best Foods Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, halved

Beer Match: Emerson’s Orange Roughy Hazy Tropical Pale Ale


  1. For the fritters: Scoop out the meat from the shells and weigh 350-400g. Pulse the mussel meat in a food processor until roughly chopped.
  2. Separate the eggs into whites and yolks.
  3. Combine egg yolks, flour and milk to make a batter.
  4. Mix in the minced mussels, parsley and spring onion. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Whisk egg whites until stiff and fold into fritter mixture.
  6. To make the aioli: mix together the mayonnaise and garlic.
  7. For the BBQ: Heat oil on a BBQ plate or non stick fry pan on the BBQ and place the lemon halves flesh side down until charred. Squeeze juice into mayo, mix and set aside.
  8. Use a dessert spoon to measure dollops of fritter mixture into the hot oil. Cook on both sides over medium heat until fritters are crispy brown and cooked through.
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