Mitraillette

Mitraillette
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 friteries 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

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

References

  1. 1 2 3 Daugherty, Jamel (2 July 2010). "The American Sandwich". Northern Virginia Magazine. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. 1 2 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. 1 2 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. 1 2 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". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 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". The 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". The 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". The 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". The 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.
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