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Moules Frites

Time: ★★★☆☆

Cooking Level: ★★★☆☆

  • 1kg Fresh Mussels

  • 1pc Organic onion, finely chopped

  • 1pc Organic carrot, thinly sliced

  • 1pc Red chili

  • 1 sprig of Thyme, finely chopped

  • 100ml Avocado oil

  • 200ml White cooking wine

  • 2tbsp Crème fraiche

For the chips:

  • 2 large Dutch cream potatoes, peeled and sliced into chips

  • 3tbsp Plain flour

  • 1 Liter Rice bran oil, for frying

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Wash and clean the mussel under cool water, make sure they are cleaned properly. If any are open already, discard them

  2. Place a large saute pan on your stove and add the oil and let it become hot

  3. Add your veggies and the thyme and cook for 1 to 2 minutes

  4. Toss in all your mussels and shake them around and cover with a lid and cook for 1 to 2 minutes again

  5. Pour in your wine and cook for another minute so the wine reduces by half

  6. Cover again with a lid and cook for another minute and set aside

  7. Cut your potatoes into fries and let them sit in cool water for a while, this will ensure to get rid of the extra starch which makes them soggy.

  8. Take out the fries of the water and pat them dry. Make sure they are really dry. Mix them with the flour thoroughly

  9. Heat up your oil until smoking hot, add your fries to the oil and fry until golden brown and crispy

  10. Season with salt and serve with the mussels


Traditional Belgium national dish usually served with some Aioli or Mayonnaise and a good Belgium beer. A hot fresh baked Baguette on the side to soak up all the juices from the pan.

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