Important Ingredients:
4-5 pounds of mussels
1 Tablespoon of Butter
3/4 cup of diced onions
2 cups of diced potatoes
2 Tablespoons of flour
4 cups of milk
2 cups of light cream
4 strips of fried, crisp bacon
1 pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
To Prepare:
Step # Instructions
1 Rinse the mussels in tap water. Place in a large saucepan with a small amount of water on high hear. Cover and let steam until shells open (5-7 minutes). Remove meat from shells, strain and reserve broth.
2 Add enough hot water to broth to make 4 cups in total
3 Melt butter in pot; add onion and saute until transparent.
4 Add flour and stir to blend thoroughly with butter
5 Gradually add broth and water mixture and bring to a boil
6 Add potatoes, simmer until almost done, add mussels and gently stir in hot milk and cream
7 Lightly season with salt and peper. Garnish with bacon strips or a few fresh mussels.

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