Belgian Mussels and French Fries

A classic Belgian bistro dish found on
Belgian Mussels and French Fries

Moules Frites is charming Belgian bistro food. It can also be a fun family meal where anything can be eaten with your fingers! Follow this recipe to make delicious Belgian-style mussels with deep fried potato wedges and if you want to make it completely Belgian, mayonnaise as a dip for the potato wedges.

1.5 kg [3 lb] mussels
1 dl [0,2 pt] white wine dry
1 dl [0,2 pt] cream
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 shallots
1 carrot
100 g [3,5 oz] unsalted dairy butter
2 teaspoons lemon juice
0.5 tsp salt
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Scrub the mussels well. Make sure all the shells are closed. Discard dubious shells.

Boil the white wine, cream and crushed garlic. Add the mussles and steam them on high heat for 5 – 7 minutes or until they open. Shake the saucepan occasionally. Place the shells in a deap dish / bowl. Bring the broth to a boil and add vegetables cut into cubes. Stir the butter and taste with lemon juice and salt. Add chopped parsley and add the buttermix to the sauce and pour it over the mussels.

Server with crispy deep fried potato wedges and mayonnaise.