Cajun-Spiced Mussel Fritters

Delicious served as canapes or as bigger fritters for lunch.
Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time 25 minutes
serves 8-12
Cuisine New Zealand
Categories Entree, Main



Bring ½ cup of water to a simmer in a large saucepan. Add the mussels and steam with the lid on for 3–5 minutes. Drain and discard those that do not open. Once cool, remove from shells and finely chop.

In a small sauté pan, fry the chorizo until golden and crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour, baking powder, and Cajun spice and season well with salt and freshly ground pepper. Once smooth add the chorizo, mussels, garlic, spring onions, parsley, peas and parmesan and mix until well combined.

Heat a large sauté pan with olive oil and butter. Fry heaped tablespoon sized fritters over a medium heat for 3–4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Make sure fritters are completely cooked through. Serve the fritters with the sour cream and fresh dill or parsley