Mitraillette

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Mitraillette
Mitraillette (fast food).jpg
A half baguette Mitraillette
Alternative names Américain[1][2]
Type Sandwich
Place of origin Belgium[1]
Region or state Brussels
Main ingredients Bread, Meat, Fries with various sauces
Cookbook: Mitraillette  Media: Mitraillette

A mitraillette (French pronunciation: ​[mitʁajɛt], literally "submachine gun"), is a type of Belgian sandwich available in friterie/frietkots and cafés.[3][4][5][6] It is popular among students.[7]

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][8][9]

Composition[edit]

A typical mitraillette consists of:[3][4][10][11][12][13][14][15][2][16]

Crudités are often included (grated carrot, fresh lettuce, tomato slices) though vary with the venue. Cheese and cabbage are also sometimes included.[17]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Daugherty, Jamel (2 July 2010). "The American Sandwich". Northern Virginia Magazine. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Van De Poel, Nana (1 December 2016). "Belgian Food Explained, The Mitraillette". TheCultureTrip.com. Archived from the original on 7 December 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Patton, Leslie (15 February 2010). "Belgium's Dutch and French-speakers unite on fries". Associated Press. Retrieved 22 April 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ a b Antonation, Mark (9 October 2014). "Mowed down by the mitraillette sandwich at manneken frites". Westword. Archived from the original on 3 August 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Bethune, Meredith (9 September 2015). "The Early Word on The Airedale in Columbia Heights". [eater.com]. Archived from the original on 16 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  6. ^ LeBan, Craig (23 February 2012). "In Belgium with Craig LeBan". Philadelphia Enquirer. Retrieved 29 September 2016 – via Newspapers.com. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ Nuyens, Sarah (31 October 2016). "Visiter Bruxelles sous un autre angle" [See Brussels from a different angle]. DHnet.be (in French). Archived from the original on 3 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  8. ^ Judkis, Maura (23 September 2015). "There Are Bright Spots, but Inconsistency Dogs the Offerings at the Airedale". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ Vanden Wijngaert, Geert (15 February 2010). "Belgium Fries Forever". Associated Press. Retrieved 22 April 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ Malhotra, Saira. "La Mitraillette (Belgian Machine Gun) Sandwich Recipe". Marcus Samuelsson. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Housenger, Teri (31 January 2010). "Your Vacation in Lights: Belgium's beer, chocolates and historical sites enliven Oakton couple's vacation". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  12. ^ Judkis, Maura (18 September 2015). "The Airedale scores, if you’re a soccer fan or soft-serve aficionado". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015 – via Highbeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  13. ^ Schrerer, Josh (18 March 2015). "Future Nosh: L.A. Needs the Belgian "Submachine Gun" Sandwich". Los Angeles Magazine. Archived from the original on 24 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Brugge Brasserie". Indianapolis Star. 17 March 2005 – via Newspapers.com. (Subscription required (help)). 
  15. ^ Martín, Ricard (10 October 2016). "Els horrors comestibles que vindran" [horrible things which are considered edible]. Timeout (Barcelona) (in Catalan). Archived from the original on 3 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  16. ^ Hosie, Rachel (19 May 2017). "12 Best Sandwiches from around the World". Independent Online. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  17. ^ Henry, Hugues (10 October 1998). "La 1ère Mitraillette sur le Web!" [The 1st Mitraillette on the Web!] (in French). Frites.be. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2013.