Moules et Frites

Moules et Frites is a very typical Belgian dish composed of steamed mussels served with fries and a bit of mayonnaise. Usually always comes with a beer but alternatively some prefer wine to it.

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Want to try and make them in the comfort of your own home ?

Here’s the recipe for Moules et Frites Marinières :

  • Chop a small stick of celery and an onion

  • Place in a saucepan with a 100 grams of butter

  • Cover and cook for about 10 minutes without allowing the vegetables to brown

  • Add 1 liter of cleaned mussels (change the water several times when washing them)

  • Salt lightly, add a pinch of ground pepper and the juice of half a lemon

  • Cover and cook for another 10 minutes

  • When all the mussels have opened place in a large salad bowl

  • Add some chopped parsley to the cooking stock and pour over the mussels

  • Serve with French fries

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