Moules Frites or mussels and chips is a very popular dish in Belgium. Belgians eat on average about four kilos of mussels a year. Chef Kevin Ricciolini from the restaurant "De Mosselbeurs" in Ostend gives us his tips. Thoroughly wash the mussels three times and remove the "beard" (byssal threads) and any extra residue.
Add butter, mustard, herbs and vegetables to the pot before adding the mussels. Cook for about seven minutes on the highest setting and shake the pot well three times.2. POMMES FRITES
Peel the potatoes and cut into fry-sized strips. Dry with a kitchen towel or handtowel. Heat a frying pan filled with cooking fat at approximately 160 degrees Celsius. After about four minutes, remove the fries from the fat and let cool. Increase the heat to 180 degrees Celsius and fry the pommes frites again for three minutes until golden-brown. Add salt and serve. Bon Appetit!