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Mitraillette (fast food).jpg
A half baguette Mitraillette
Alternative names Américain[1]
Type Sandwich
Place of origin Belgium[1]
Region or state Brussels
Main ingredients Bread, Meat, Fries with various sauces
Cookbook:Mitraillette  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 an "Américain" (literally an "American").[1]


A mitraillette consists of:[2]

Crudités are often included (grated carrot, fresh lettuce, tomato slices) though vary with the venue. Cheese and cabbage are also sometimes included.[3]

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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  1. ^ a b c Jamel Daugherty (2 July 2010). "The American Sandwich". Northern Virginia Magazine. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Malhotra, Saira. "La Mitraillette (Belgian Machine Gun) Sandwich Recipe". Marcus Samuelsson. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "La 1ère Mitraillette sur le Web!". Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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