BBQ Mussel Fritters & Garlic Lemon Aioli

Four round fritters on a white plate with a pot of white sauce and charred lemon
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 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetiser
Servings 12 fritters


For the aioli

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemon halved



  • Scoop out the meat from the shells and weigh 350-400g. Pulse the mussel meat in a food processor until roughly chopped.
  • Separate the eggs into whites and yolks.
  • Combine egg yolks, flour and milk to make a batter.
  • Mix in the minced mussels, parsley and spring onion. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Whisk egg whites until stiff and fold into fritter mixture.
  • Heat oil on a barbecue plate or non stick fry pan on the barbecue and place the lemon halves flesh side down until charred. Squeeze juice into mayo, mix and set aside.
  • 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.


  • Mix together the mayonnaise and garlic.
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