Moules frites is a dish made up of mussels and fresh herbs served with fries and originating in Belgium.
cup extra-virgin olive oil
cup finely sliced shallots
Tbsp thinly sliced garlic
cup white wine
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
lb(s) mussels, cleaned and beards removed
cup creme fraiche
cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
Tbsp unsalted butter
Tbsp minced chives
Tbsp whole-grain mustard
French fries, for serving
In a large Dutch oven or straight-sided 12-inch saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the white wine and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the mussels, cover and steam until open, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the mussels to a large serving bowl.
Add the creme fraiche, parsley, butter, chives and mustard to the remaining cooking liquid and bring just to a boil while stirring to combine. Pour the sauce over the mussels. Serve with French fries.