|Place of origin||Belgium|
|Region or state||Brussels|
|Main ingredients||Bread, Meat, Fries with various sauces|
A Mitraillette (French pronunciation: [mitʁajɛt], literally "submachine gun"), is a Belgian dish available in friteries and cafés. It is thought to have originated in Brussels, but is also popular in Flanders, Wallonia and the Nord region of France, where it is also known as an "Américain" (literally an "American").
A mitraillette consists of:
- A demi-baguette (or sometimes a smaller version of a baguette).
- Fried meat (as sausage, burger, steak, frikandel). The type of meat varies with the friterie.
- One of a variety of sauces, including mayonnaise, ketchup, sauce andalouse, garlic sauce, bearnaise sauce and many others.
Originally mitraillettes only contained a sausage or sliced meat. Alternatives quickly became available. Often, dürüms are served instead in more multicultural areas.
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