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Mitraillette (fast food).jpg
A half baguette Mitraillette
Alternative namesAméricain[1]
Place of originBelgium[1]
Region or stateBrussels
Main ingredientsBread, Meat, Fries with various sauces

A Mitraillette (French pronunciation: ​[mitʁajɛt], literally "submachine gun"), is a type of food from Belgium.[2] It might come from 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[change | change source]

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

Crudités are often included (grated carrot, fresh lettuce, tomato slices), though different in each location. Cheese and cabbage are also sometimes included.[6]

Originally mitraillettes only contained a sausage or sliced meat. Different versions quickly became available. Often, dürüms are served instead in more multicultural areas.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jamel Daugherty (2 July 2010). "The American Sandwich". Northern Virginia Magazine. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Belgium's Dutch and French-speakers unite on fries". Associated Press. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2015 – via HighBeam Research.
  3. "Belgium Fries Forever". Associated Press. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2015 – via HighBeam Research.
  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!". Retrieved 11 March 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Mitraillette at Wikimedia Commons