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A portion of kibbeling with garlic sauce.
CourseLunch, snack
Place of originNetherlands
Region or stateNorthwestern Europe
Main ingredientsBattered chunks of fish

Kibbeling is a Dutch snack consisting of battered chunks of fish, commonly served with a mayonnaise-based garlic sauce or tartar sauce.[1] In the nineteenth century, it denoted the salted waste (the cheeks) of the cod fish, which was an important part of the popular diet.[2] It is a popular dish in the Netherlands.[3]

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  1. ^ Kraig, Bruce; Taylor Sen, Colleen (2013). Street Food Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. ABC-CLIO. p. 251. ISBN 1598849557.
  2. ^ Beekelaar, G. A. M. (1997). Gelderland tussen 1840 en 1850: rapporten, verslagen en andere stukken omtrent de toestand in de provincie Gelderland, opgemaakt door de gouverneur in de jaren 1840–1849. Uitgeverij Verloren. p. 197. ISBN 9789065505613.
  3. ^ Bedford, N.; Sellars, S. (2007). The Netherlands. Country Guide Series. Lonely Planet. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-74104-299-3.