Mussels and French Fries
- In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the shallots, garlic, and salt, and cook, stirring frequently, until the shallots and garlic are soft and wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the wine and parsley and bring to a boil. Add the mussels to the pot, stirring them a few times, then cover and steam for about 5 minutes until the mussels open, lifting the lid midway through cooking to give them a stir.
- Remove from heat and serve the mussels with French fries and hearty, coarse bread, to soak up the liquid.