Moules Frites - French/Belgian Bistro Style Mussels and Chips
15 mins (prep 5, cooking 10)
14 ingredients
2 servings
I adore Moules Frites - for me it is quintessential French and Belgian Bistro food at its best - plus I love tactile eating! You can treat yourself to Moules Frites anywhere in France and Belgium, and for most of the year. I often make the "Moules" part at home - Moules Marinière - but now and then, for a treat I also do the "Frites" bit as well......chips or French fries! Serve these with lots of paper towels or napkins, and a glass of chilled white wine would be the perfect accompaniment! I bought special Moules Frites dishes, as shown in the photos, but a couple of bowls would be fine - and don't forget a large bowl for the shells. If you really want to be 100% authentic, it is de rigueur to serve the frites with mayonnaise my dear.....sinfully good! Vive la France! Historical Note: Did you know that French Fries are really Belgian? Deep-fried chipped potatoes ("fries" in American English; "chips" in British English) are a very popular food item – and one which the Belgians claim to have invented. They are called frieten in Dutch and frites in French, whatever the name, they are my guilty pleasure!

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Serving Size (125.54 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 386.58 Calories from Fat 266.22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29.58g 91.01%
Saturated Fat 5.32g 53.25%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 7.73mg 5.15%
Sodium 310.72mg 25.89%
Total Carbohydrate 10.79g 7.2%
Dietary Fiber 0.06 g 0.5%
Sugars 0.88 g %
Protein 0.86g 3.43%
Vitamin A 48.78IU% Vitamin C 1.07mg%
Calcium 32.71mg% Iron 0.38mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh mussels, large, large shallot, chopped fresh thyme, chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped fresh chervil, large