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josep 29.10.2011 19:06

French fries
 
Hello,

Does anyone knows a place where I can get really good French frites?

I mean, the style they are cooked in Brussels

jrspet 29.10.2011 19:13

Re: French fries
 
Pommes Frites at King´s Cave is pretty good.

Cuisines: Grill, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Old Town
Central 1, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41(0)44 256 56 56

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...ve-Zurich.html

Maxi007 31.10.2011 20:19

Re: French fries
 
I never ate french fries in Brussels but I would recommend Sternen Grill at Bellevue in Zürich. You can have them with the very popular mustard for which Sternen Grill is known or just with ketchup. I am not a big fries eater but I like them best there.

jrspet 31.10.2011 20:51

Re: French fries
 
Another misnomer - the fries ( pommes frites ) were from Belgium, hence original:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_fries

Quote:

Culinary origin

Belgian journalist Jo Gérard has claimed that a family manuscript dated 1781 recounts that potatoes were fried prior to 1680 in what was then the Spanish Netherlands (present-day Belgium), in the Meuse valley: "The inhabitants of Namur, Andenne, had the custom of fishing in the Meuse for small fish and frying, especially among the poor, but when the river was frozen and fishing became hazardous, they cut potatoes in the form of small fish and put them in a fryer like those here...

Some Belgians believe that the term "French" was introduced when American soldiers arrived in Belgium during World War I, and consequently tasted Belgian fries. They supposedly called them "French", as it was the official language of the Belgian Army at that time...

KeinFranzösisch 03.11.2011 11:56

Re: French fries
 
I used to love the Frites stands in eastern Germany. nom nom nom

Haven't seen a thing like it though here in CH.

Helm 03.11.2011 11:59

Re: French fries
 
I don't know Belgian fries, but the ones in the Viadukt Restaurant are really good! :) (they are maybe not french fries at all though :msnblush:)

Anthony1406 03.11.2011 12:37

Re: French fries
 
did you know in Belgium you have to follow classes for 3 years before you can sell then. yeah thats how serious we are about that :msnsarcastic:

Helm 03.11.2011 13:32

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony1406 (Post 1396595)
did you know in Belgium you have to follow classes for 3 years before you can sell then. yeah thats how serious we are about that :msnsarcastic:

LOL It sounds like they must be awesome though, if you need to follow 3 year classes :)

Are they worth the trip to Brussels? :D I might add Belgium to my future travel plans :) *I have a... hmmm... salty tooth*

edot 03.11.2011 13:43

Re: French fries
 
Well, the ones I've had have been awesome. You don't have to go to Brussels to get them though - all over Belgium they have them. I've had some really excellent ones in Leuven, and some in Brugges. You can also find them in the Netherlands. But correct me if I'm wrong, isn't the proper way to eat them with mayonnaise? Or is that just Dutch (I guess it's called friet saus).

miniMia 03.11.2011 13:45

Re: French fries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jrspet (Post 1393508)
Another misnomer - the fries ( pommes frites ) were from Belgium, hence original:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_fries

So they are not Belgian at all. They are Spanish. Either way, fries in Belgium are wicked good! Love.


Quote:

Originally Posted by edot (Post 1396729)
But correct me if I'm wrong, isn't the proper way to eat them with mayonnaise? Or is that just Dutch (I guess it's called friet saus).

Not really. There is a plethora of different sauces to choose from.

Sbrinz 03.11.2011 13:45

Re: French fries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony1406 (Post 1396595)
did you know in Belgium you have to follow classes for 3 years before you can sell then. yeah thats how serious we are about that :msnsarcastic:

The Dutch would point out it only takes them one year to learn the art.

jrspet 03.11.2011 13:50

Re: French fries
 
Same in CH -The Lehrstrelle / Praktikum and Ausbildung for eg Painter can take 3.5 years to complete.

Anthony1406 05.11.2011 14:35

Re: French fries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by edot (Post 1396729)
Well, the ones I've had have been awesome. You don't have to go to Brussels to get them though - all over Belgium they have them. I've had some really excellent ones in Leuven, and some in Brugges. You can also find them in the Netherlands. But correct me if I'm wrong, isn't the proper way to eat them with mayonnaise? Or is that just Dutch (I guess it's called friet saus).


frietsaus and MAyo are different things. you just eat them with whatever you want.

THE BEST is with stoofvlees saus (a typical Belgian dish) and mayo. your heart will stop for a few beats from the badness but damnnnnnn are they good.

Anthony1406 05.11.2011 14:35

Re: French fries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by miniMia (Post 1396736)
So they are not Belgian at all. They are Spanish. Either way, fries in Belgium are wicked good! Love.




Not really. There is a plethora of different sauces to choose from.


Spanish.....thats debatable :msngrin::msnnerd::msntongue:

miniMia 05.11.2011 15:40

Re: French fries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony1406 (Post 1398659)
Spanish.....thats debatable :msngrin::msnnerd::msntongue:

It depends what year they were invented, doesn't it? ;)


I love stoofvlees sauce! It wasn't very common to get in Brussels. So we would get it when we went clubbing in Antwerp.

The ones I like are curry ketchup, sauce samurai, sauce cocktail & mayo. Not together! But my "go to" is plain old salt! :p

k_and_e 05.11.2011 16:26

Re: French fries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Anthony1406 (Post 1398657)
frietsaus and MAyo are different things. you just eat them with whatever you want.

THE BEST is with stoofvlees saus (a typical Belgian dish) and mayo. your heart will stop for a few beats from the badness but damnnnnnn are they good.

Nice but with curry, mayo and onions is even better :-)

tiny_tim 05.11.2011 16:43

Re: French fries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by edot (Post 1396729)
Well, the ones I've had have been awesome. You don't have to go to Brussels to get them though - all over Belgium they have them. I've had some really excellent ones in Leuven, and some in Brugges. You can also find them in the Netherlands. But correct me if I'm wrong, isn't the proper way to eat them with mayonnaise? Or is that just Dutch (I guess it's called friet saus).

There are all kinds of sauces available in the frite stands in Belgium, not only mayonaise. My favourite is sauce andalouse!!! And fav frite stand is in Antwerp, near the beautiful train station.

ritz 31.01.2012 16:04

Re: French fries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by josep (Post 1391685)
Hello,

Does anyone knows a place where I can get really good French frites?

I mean, the style they are cooked in Brussels

Just buy a jar of mayonaise and most frozen oven bake chips will take you back to Brussels.

slammer 31.01.2012 17:00

Re: French fries
 
Slammer is mooooving to Aaantwerpen, lalala!

Faltrad 31.01.2012 17:44

Re: French fries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by josep (Post 1391685)
I mean, the style they are cooked in Brussels

You mean the double fried in cow fat (graisse de bœuf)? Nowhere in this country.


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