|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 "Américain" (American sandwich).
A mitraillette consists of:
- A demi-baguette (or sometimes a smaller version of a baguette).
- Fried meat (as sausage, burger, steak, frikandel). The meat varies with the friterie.
- Salted fries
- One of a variety of sauces (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.
- Malhotra, Saira. "La Mitraillette (Belgian Machine Gun) Sandwich Recipe". Marcus Samuelsson. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
- "La 1ère Mitraillette sur le Web!". Frites.be. Retrieved 11 March 2013.