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La Mitraillette
Two mitraillettes with "riche" and "brésil" sauce
Alternative names
Place of origin
Region or state
Main ingredients
Bread, Meat, Fries with various sauces
Cookbook:La Mitraillette  La Mitraillette

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:[1]

Crudités are often included (grated carrot, fresh lettuce, tomato slices) The crudités vary with the venue. Cheese and cabbage are not uncommon.[2]

Originally mitraillettes only contained a sausage or sliced meat. Alternatives quickly became available. Often, dürüms are served instead in more multicultural areas.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Malhotra, Saira. "La Mitraillette (Belgian Machine Gun) Sandwich Recipe". Marcus Samuelsson. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "La 1ère Mitraillette sur le Web!". Retrieved 11 March 2013.