Patat Oorlog - Dutch Street Fusion

amsterdam street food patat oorlog

French fries with mayo would be considered a standard snack in Belgium, Scandinavia and many other places in Europe, but only in the Netherlands does this cultural fusion exist. In Dutch patatje oorlog means "war chips" and is a tasty combination of French fries, mayo, raw onions and Indonesian sate sauce.

Sate is one of Indonesia's most famous dishes. A spicy mix of peanuts, turmeric, ginger, kecap manis, chili and other regional spices are blended with coconut milk as a sauce for various meat skewers. The colonial spice trade brought this dish back to Holland, and like rijsttafel  has been assimilated into Dutch culture.

dutch french fries
from http://simplyjacy.com/food/a-dutch-street-food-patat-oorlog-224/
.Most often these fries are served in a cone and are available at schnellimbiss all over The Netherlands

schnellimbiss

I make a gourmet version at my restaurant in Toronto, and it's a big hit.

I don't have a relevant video for this post, so watch this crazy Dutch commercial.


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8 comments

  1. wow... i really love fries...but this one is exciting..

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  2. That was def my favorite snack food when we went to amsterdam!

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  3. That's a rather strange combo but it works. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who enjoys these types of things.

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  4. that's making me homesick and hungry… and it is 1 am here…

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  5. "schnellimbiss" is German... The Dutch call it "snackbar". They also sell different stuff really. Nice write up though!

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    1. I was gonna post the same thing. Schnellimbis is definitely not a Dutch word or thing. Ps. My boyfriend is on his way home now with a patatje oorlog. Can't wait.

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  6. Doesn't look eatable. :) and indeed it is something we don't do here in Belgium

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  7. one very surprised indonesian right herr hahaha! but sate sauce is hands down the best

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