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Mussel, Fried Potato, Paprika and Mint Salad



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4 cup (about 3) kennebec or sebago potatoes
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 1⁄2 spanish onions, thinly sliced
60 ml dry white wine
4 garlic clove, thinly sliced lengthways
1⁄2 tsp. smoked sweet paprika
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 cup loosely packed) mint leaves, coarsely chopped
2 lb. fresh blue cultured mussels


  1. 1
    Halve potatoes lengthways and thinly slice widthways. Place in a bowl, cover with cold water and set aside.
  2. 2
    Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add two-thirds of the onion and sauté until soft (4 to 5 minutes). Add mussels and wine and bring to the boil. Cover and cook until mussels open (3 to 4 minutes) then drain and, when cool enough to handle, remove mussels from shells and place in a large bowl (discard liquid and shells).
  3. 3
    Heat vegetable oil in a large deep saucepan or deep fryer to 150˚C. Add garlic, cook until golden (3 to 4 minutes), then transfer to an absorbent paper-lined plate using a slotted spoon.
  4. 4
    Drain potatoes and pat dry with a clean tea towel. Blanch in oil for 10 minutes, then transfer to an absorbent paper-lined plate. Increase heat to 180˚C, then deep-fry in batches until golden brown and crisp (2 to 3 minutes).
  5. 5
    Transfer to a large bowl and season with sea salt and paprika. Add mussels, remaining onion and mint, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice, and toss to combine. Divide among plates, scatter garlic over and serve immediately with mayonnaise passed separately.


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