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][3][4]

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][5][6]

Composition[edit]

A typical mitraillette consists of:[7][2][8][3][9][10]

Crudités are often included (grated carrot, fresh lettuce, tomato slices) though vary with the venue. Cheese and cabbage are also sometimes included.[11]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jamel Daugherty (2 July 2010). "The American Sandwich". Northern Virginia Magazine. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. 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. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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)). 
  6. ^ "Belgium Fries Forever". Associated Press. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ Malhotra, Saira. "La Mitraillette (Belgian Machine Gun) Sandwich Recipe". Marcus Samuelsson. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ 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)). 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "La 1ère Mitraillette sur le Web!". Frites.be. 10 October 1998. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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