Mitraillette

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Mitraillette
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  Media: Mitraillette

A Mitraillette (French pronunciation: ​[mitʁajɛt], literally "submachine gun"), is a Belgian dish available in friterie/frietkots and cafés.[2] 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][3]

Composition[edit]

A typical mitraillette consists of:[4][2][5]

Crudités are often included (grated carrot, fresh lettuce, tomato slices) though vary with the venue. Cheese and cabbage are also sometimes included.[6]

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 Jamel Daugherty (2 July 2010). "The American Sandwich". Northern Virginia Magazine. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Belgium's Dutch and French-speakers unite on fries". Associated Press. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Belgium Fries Forever". Associated Press. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ Malhotra, Saira. "La Mitraillette (Belgian Machine Gun) Sandwich Recipe". Marcus Samuelsson. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Here's to Belgium's monks (and witches)". Washington Post. 31 January 2010. Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "La 1ère Mitraillette sur le Web!". Frites.be. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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