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Mussels au Gratin RECIPE

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A lot of the details of who contributed the recipe, or the history of the recipe, have either become blurred or disappeared over the years but the recipes are still worthwhile either in their own right or for the inspiration they might give.

This recipe was provided by Cindy Hartlin from Oakville, Ontario, Canada.


12 Live cultivated mussels
1 Egg white
1 ts Water
1/2 c Bread crumbs
1 ts Parsley, chopped
1 tb Melted butter
1 Slice of bacon, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

  • Mix bread crumbs and parsley.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg white with water.
  • In a small amount of water steam mussels over high heat until they open (5 minutes).
  • Remove mussels from shells and discard only half of the shells.
  • Coat the mussels in egg, then bread crumbs.
  • Place mussel back in the half shell.
  • Drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with chopped bacon.
  • On a baking sheet, arrange each shell and broil until tops are browned.

Serves 2

Cindy Hartlin
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