Fried Mussels In Ouzo Batter

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Nutrition per serving    (USDA % daily values)
CAL
748
FAT
31%
CHOL
48%
SOD
93%

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Ingredients for 4 servings

35 to 40 large mussels, cleaned under running water (about 3 pounds)

1 cup dry white wine (optional)

Sea salt

Good pinch of Aleppo or Maras pepper or hot red pepper flakes, to taste

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Olive oil or olive and sunflower oil for frying

11/ 2 cups all-purpose flour

11/ 2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cup ouzo (see Note)

1/ 2 cup sparkling water, or more as needed

2 lemons, quartered

Vali's Skordalia or Roasted Garlic Skordalia

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